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Ask The Writer: When is it OK to use multiple points of view in a novel?

“Writers are often instructed to use only one point of view in a novel. However, I note that some authors use multiple points of view – often in the same chapter. Are multiple points of view OK if transitions are not jarring and the reader isn’t overloaded?”

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