I have had a more or less slice-of-life-ish story bouncing around in my head for a while, but wasn't quite sure of the best way to write it, as the major events would be separated by periods where nothing much happened (at least without writing daily life or artificially filling the time). Recently, though, I connected a journalistic style with the idea, and realized that that might allow it to work; alternating sections of more traditional narration for the main plot points with the main character's journal covering the filler, either in different chapters or half-and-half, depending on how long the narrative sections turn out to be. What I'm not sure about is if that would be any good. The entire thing would likely be in first person, which may reduce the jarring of jumping from one style to the other (and probably different tenses as well), but I can definitely see it still being abrupt enough to rather easily break immersion. And while I know a great deal of whether or not it works is dependent on how well I write the transitions (and that the best way to see if it works is to write it myself), I still wanted to hear what other people thought of the idea in general. The story would be a fanfic so I don't have to worry about commercial distribution and finding a publisher who likes it, but I'd still prefer that I'm not turning readers away from a story they would (hopefully) otherwise like by writing it in an impalpable style.