we have an inner assumption that the story teller knows what is going to happen
when I write in first person, I often ask myself why and how is this person telling the story? Are they writing a diary or a blog
This is a problem I've come across when writing in the 1st person. How can you keep the reader in the dark and have a realistic "twist" in the tale if the narrator is telling it all after the event, so is aware of what is going to happen later? Writing a story as a series of diary entries is a neat way of solving this problem.
I'm still very drawn to the 1st person though, It could be argued it's the ONLY realistic method of story telling. How can someone who wasn't there be telling you what happened?