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How can I make my character die in a first person story?

How can I make my character die in a first person story? Topic: How to write a story in first person point
June 20, 2019 / By Trish
Question: For language arts I have to write a story in first person, and at the end my character dies. I'm having trouble thinking about how to write the death in first person from the dying characters point of view. Help ?
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Salome Salome | 4 days ago
maybe going through the thoughts u think you'd have if u were dying and then how ever you think the after life would b like maybe its like having an out of body experience where you are looking down at people freaking out over your body when you realize you are dead? or maybe what you hear while dying like, i don't know, a scream and suddenly it ends and everything goes black and you are dead?
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Salome Originally Answered: How can I change the character's age in a story while keeping the story in first person?
Well, if you're only on your first draft, you'd be rewriting anyway, more than once, so it shouldn't be too arduous. The things you'll need to change will depend on how much you're changing your age. If you're changing her, for instance, from a young teen to an adult, you'll need to change a hell of a lot, but if you're changing her from, say, 15 to 17, you won't need to change much at all.
Salome Originally Answered: How can I change the character's age in a story while keeping the story in first person?
Try always being in the oldest age and just doing the rest through flashbacks, that should keep it less confusing.

Nikki Nikki
Have the story told in retrospective (as if one is reflecting upon their life just before dying) and then..Phrrmmmph!
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Nikki Originally Answered: How does one write a story from a first person perspective using more than one main character?
You could do this in three different ways - 1. The obvious one is to switch to 3rd person POV. If you've got your heart set on writing from 1st person POV, then you can do one of the following two things: - 2. Say your 3 main characters that the story revolves around are called Tom, Dick and Harry. Pick one of them to be the MC (let's say Tom), and everything in the story will happen from the point of view of Tom. He can describe what he is feeling, hearing, seeing, touching, experiencing, but can only describe visually what is happening to Dick and Harry. If he is good friends with them he 'may' be able to see some of their tell-tale signs of when they're angry or sad, but overall he (Tom) cannot and does not know what is happening in their head, what they are feeling and experiencing. 3. You can do a think known as Multiple-first-person POV. This means that you switch POV every chapter between the 3 characters. Tom may take chapter 1, Dick will take chapter 2, Harry will take chapter 3, then it might go back to Dick, then back to Tom...etc or it may be 'per section' (you may have separated your story in 3 sections that contains a set number of chapter within it). Multiple-first person POV isn't done very often as it can be quite hard to do as you have to change the voice of each character and make it plainly obvious that you've switched. Having said that, I quite prefer using Multiple-first person POV, as it's quite nice to get into the head of so many different characters and percieve the world through different eyes and social statuses. But yeah, use whichever method you prefer. Have a play around and see what suits you more. Good luck and keep writing (◕ω◕✿). ☆Little Kaleidoscope☆
Nikki Originally Answered: How does one write a story from a first person perspective using more than one main character?
You can have different sections of the book narrated by different characters. The English novelist Norah Lofts did that in many of her books, and William Faulkner did it in some of his, for example The Sound and the Fury and The Town. You can even have each of your three main characters narrate his or her version of the same episode, or switch back and forth among several narrators if you consider it appropriate to the story. Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in that last format. Since he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, you have a good precedent!

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