Vary quick question. But i have vary little in the way of available Japanese reading material in the form of stories, but i thought it might be fun to try translating one of my short-stories into Japanese.
To that end, i must ask, while i know the characters dialog needs to be appropriately polite, does the describing text of the story itself need to be so?
I mean, the story itself isn't a person, it's just text, description, etc. So is it expected to be written without use of things like 「です」or must it?
ps. How much does poetry effect this? If at all?