While writing papers (computer science, on the border with digital humanities), I find it quite natural to write
In the following section we will present some examples of such and such.
To illustrate these point we will use a few examples of increasing complexity.
Many style guides forbid the use of the future tense and suggest the following formulations, that I personally find too stiff.
The following section presents some examples of such and such
Examples of increasing complexity illustrate these points.
(The last sentence is plain ugly.)
I do understand the will to use a language that keeps papers as much factual as possible, but should this dry style be used also for the more narrative parts of a paper?