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Question by Lucy: what do you think about books switching narrators?
I`m writing a novel and there are two main characters that are both capable of being the protagonist as they both drive the plot and have interesting backgrounds. They`re both deep and intriguing characters (I hope I don`t sound cocky) and I`m just a bit stuck as to what I should do. If I portrayed it detailed and well enough, I could pull off switching back and forth. Personally, I would prefer just to have one narrator, but they are both crucial characters and I know if I write one over the other I`ll most likely regret it, no matter which one I choose. What`s your opinion on these type of books, and have you got any tips to help me lay it out better?
Also, just in case, what`s your opinion on which character I should choose:
-The detective: he is basically the person that drives the plot and the man that everybody is aimed at, however, I feel it wouldn`t be much fun to write from his point of view as I wouldn`t be able to fully get into his mind (I`m a girl) and I know that I hate books that are all events and no emotions.
-The girl sidekick: she is young and smart, and though she`s only present for parts of the action, she would be a much better choice for me to connect with, meaning for the readers, too. I could find ways to make her present for the important events, it wouldn`t be difficult. Also, I think it would be interesting to tell the story from a sidekick`s point of view for a change.
Anyway, please give me your advice. Thanks 😀
Answer by Bad Girl Conservative
My books often switch narrative POV between scenes. That's because some scenes happen when the MC is not around.
It's not a sin to change POV, although I stick to the same one for each scene.
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