Ok, so recently I have started writing this story. It is a horror story, in a sense. The idea behind it is this: One day, an unexpected traveler stumbles upon a mansion. The owner takes him in, and attempts to get this stranger back on his feet. The owner soon discovers there is something strange about this man. The fellow, is a werewolf, kind of, and since the owner of the mansion has an interest in the study of behavior, he decides to monitor this guy. He fashions a room for him to contain him during his episodes, and through a peephole, starts to record and research. Now, my question, and about how I am trying to tell the story. Originally, I had it set up in the first person, from the POV of the main character/owner of the house. Detailing the story about how he met him, how he discovered the man's secret, and the research. This is where it gets tricky. At first, I had him writing all this down in hopes to 'get this story out and to show the world what he has done' (He is writing it, locked up inside his study, because the transformation of the stranger has become permanent and he is now hunting the owner of the mansion.) So he is writing the story, while this beast is hunting for him. So throughout the narrative, I wanted to include and describe instances where the beast finds him, and he has to flee or even fight him a time. The trouble is, the narrative and the story being told about how he met the man, and the small part about research are in the past tense, while the events or interaction with the beast would be happening right then in there while he is writing. I know all this seems like a lot of information, and I am actually having trouble describing it. I hope you can see my dilema though. How can he describe the interaction with the beast, if he is running/fighting this thing in the first place? He can't run and fight at the same time as writing. A solution I had come up with was writing it from the angle of a neutral, arial POV, having what the MC is presently writing in a consecutive quotation (kind of like Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness) and then when it comes time for action, stepping out of the dialogue, and describing it from the neutral POV. an excerpt to give you more of an example is this: A man sat at a desk, appearing tense, head down, and was writing something. A muffled scream could be heard, sounding like it came from another part of the mansion. Expensive looking furniture decorated the room, and an elaborately woven rug, covered some of the floor. There was a small fire place burning and there were multiple bookshelves. The man stopped writing and, reading the paper, said, “If these pages find their way into your hands, then my job is done. The words contained herein may seem like a cry for help, or rather, maybe, the rants of a madman. God only knows what I have released and may he be the judge of my sanity. My only wish is to record a part of my life and leave the rest to you. I do not have much time. He smells me. Any thoughts or suggestions? I had originally wrote: The words on the paper read, "If these pages find their way into your hands...." Is it possible for a neutral POV/observer to zoom in on the page and read the words the man is writing? in fiction?