One of my WiP's is written, as the title suggests, in first person. But I need to describe events my narrator hasn't witnessed - and by need, I mean I would so much rather dramatise these scenes than use expository dialogue, leave hints or similar. And I think I've got around the dilemma, I would just like feedback as to how you guys might react to it, as readers (would you feel cheated somehow?) and writers (would you see it as contrived and see it as a serious weakness?): Basically, the book is treated very loosely as the journal of my narrator. She finds an old notebook one day, and starts writing events from her past in it, as a kind of diary of her youth as she remembers it. But her past catches up to her, and she writes events in the diary as they unfold. Suddenly there is a chapter, written in the third person, or a different narrator (haven't decided), which describes events happening elsewhere but still important to the plot. Later my main narrator describes bumping into a guy and dropping the journal she's writing in; this seems a triviality. Another couple of chapters with a different narrator pop up between 'normal' ones. And near the end of the book, my narrator relates her discovering that when she bumped into this person, pages from his own journal got mixed up with hers. The book is therefore 'reproduced' exactly as is. (Does that make sense?) Would you feel cheated? Does it seem a very forced device? Or - is it one of those cases where, it doesn't matter what I write, as long as I write it well?