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Cutting Word Count


Well switching kind of implies, there are two characters, they are together, and you are changing who is the POV in their scenes.

I am more implying, there are two characters they go after two different things, they split and each gets their screen time. But...my stories are full of people doing stuff without the presence of knowledge of other characters. It takes up space.
Right! Hm... That is something to consider, actually. I definitely meant like a whole chapter dedicated to one character and a different chapter in the POV of a different character. Multiple main characters. I have one main characters and other strong side characters, but I don't ever go to their POV. However, as general advice, it is worth considering—should/could a given mono-POV story be told with more than one main character / POV instead? That would indeed lengthen a story!