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Writing a book - POVs

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    I'm writing a story and it revolves around one MC. I had some ideas:

    1) The chapters would alternate between the MC and a new character. They would be a part of the MC's life, but since each character would only get one chapter it would open the world up a bit more and their own POV would add more insight into the MC's plot.

    2) The love interest has their own plot which is built up throughout the story. However, instead of alternating between the two, i'd rather have three or four chapters of the love interests POV compared to the 20 or so chapters the MC has.

    I'm leaning towards (2), but is it possible (or acceptable) to have 1 chapter for the 2MC for every 4 or 5 chapters that the MC has? Most books i read has an even balance between POVs, so i don't know if this is okay to do.


    I'm not 100% what you're asking, but I think it's possible you won't be able to go into enough detail/engage your audience with option one. If you're going to switch POVs, it's normally best done systematically in my opinion, and between 2-3 people. That's just my opinion however and I don't have personal experience. Hope I helped though
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