Hi all. I was conversing with two of my English teachers regarding a Gothic novel that I had planned and the multiple narrative structure that I wished to employ, two days ago. My original structure was simple, but my teachers and I managed to improve it so that it became more advanced. However, I feel that the following structure (the one I am to follow) may mean that I have to repeat the same details; I need to know how a reading audience would react to this if I could not get around it with my writing: (Please note that the journal entries tell the story of the ensuing flashback, hence the possible repetition. The journal entries are made by an omnicient narrator.) Prologue 1. Journal entry (1st person, past tense) Person A's Narrative 1. Journal entry of Person A's narrative (1st person, past tense) 2. Flashback of actual incident (1st person, present tense) Person B's Narrative 1. Journal entry of Person B's narrative (1st person, past tense) 2. Flashback of actual incident (1st person, present tense) ...and so on until Person D's narrative is finished. The whole plot revloves around the family (who constitute people A to D) in a Gothic setting being stalked by a lumberjack. Each person's narrative regards their point-of-view and doings in the plot. I really need general feedback regarding the structure and how I can avoid repeating the same details in the journal and the flashback. If anyone is uncomfortable with any use of 1st person or present tense or both, my greatest apologies, but those aren't the aspects that I need guidance with or opinion on. Many thanks.