i have pretty much finished a novel, well first draft My final hurdle is explaining why the story is being told. It’s a first person thriller/mystery. It is heavy on plot and character development and light on description I.e each blade of grass is not described in detail. I can’t decide on how to complete the story in terms of why it’s being told. What I mean is Dracula is being told because it is diary entries. Catcher in the rye because holden is advised to write his tale down by a medical professional, if I remember that correctly. Fear and loathing in las Vegas is essentially a magazine story. So this is my problem. If you have any other examples to help me out that would be great. I’m leaning towards the reason for the story being a lecture and at the very end of the lecture someone in the audience asks a question that makes the main character wonder if Ben caught the real killer.