The pros and cons of having multiple narrators

Uninspired Writers

I’m yet to write a novel that features only one POV narrator. I’ve written short stories with only one consistent POV character, but when it comes to writing longer stories, I always end up with at least two. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the pros and cons of books with multiple narrators, so I thought I’d share some of the pros and cons for any writers who are trying to work out their own narration choice for a project.

Pros of having multiple narrators

You can unveil more of the story
If you only write from one character’s perspective you are limited to only seeing what they see. By introducing the point of view of other characters, you are able to explore aspects of the story more thoroughly. You can reveal secrets that other character’s are oblivious too, and create further layers to the story by unveiling how…

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