- Jun 18, 2011
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Approximately how often on average do you switch POV between H1 and H2? (maybe ballpark word count?)
I might need to work on not having a scene break just as an excuse to change POV. I've seen that done in some books, but I get the impression from some comments on this site that it's less tolerated. Maybe it was okay in the past, but style has changed.
Agree that it's a preference thing. For me, my only problem is when the author basically ends up writing a scene twice so we can see it from both characters' POVs. Once in a while this is necessary when their POVs show something different and intriguing, though that's rare. Usually, you can find a better way to explain the other character's POV.
I naturally write 1 POV character/story, but I'm having to get used to writing from 2. A lot of romances do go 50/50, switching every chapter but I don't think it has to be that strict. I think the novella I just turned in is more like 30/70. How often I switched was totally story-dependent. What was happening at that moment, or whether there was a logical or natural-feeling change spot.
Sorry not to be more help.