on Helping Writers become Authors:
The opportunities and pitfalls offered by multiple POVs are both the joy and the bane of the writer’s life. On the one hand, using multiple points of view to tell a story seems like it makes the job so much easier. No limits—woohoo! But on the other hand, once you start trying to juggle multiple POVs, it can seem like all these moving pieces only make things that much more difficult.
One of the most common questions I receive on the subject is simply: “How many POVs should a story have?”