Hey, guys. After a while, I finally have a bit more than a week off from school and I want to try and use it to kickstart my fantasy novel. I decided that to try and make the book feel a bit more personal or to task myself with writing only what the characters know and feel, I'm going to write the book in first-person. However, I plan to have a few deaths of main characters in my book, some of them even unexpected. How could I handle something like this? When I think of first-person I almost think of a diary account. Usually, first-person narrators tell their story in the past or past-progressive tense - telling a story that already happened. In the case of a narrator being conscious of their own demise or the fact that they are currently dying, I'd need to tell the story in the present or, less likely, the present-progressive tense. I could write something like, "before I could blink my eyes, I felt chains and a strong grip around my throat - I couldn't breathe. I yanked at the chains and scratched at what I guessed were arms, but it was no use. I fought until my strength was lost and a deafening ring and clouding blindness overtook me." I think this could be decent, but it's the past. It creates the idea that this character either survived, or is now a ghost. Do you know any examples of first-person characters experiencing their death in prose? This would be a great help. Thank you so much!