I was taught to pick a tense when writing a story. So normally I choose past tense. But how to deal with this ambiguity?
- John was brave the day before.
- John was a kind person.
Does this mean John is no longer kind?
In the story time line John is still brave as of now. But since the story happened in the past I have to use "was". How can I convey presentness within the past?
English is not my first language. I hope this make some sort of sense!