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Write it the way that works best for your plot. If you are writing mainly from a single character's point of view and you feel switching to the other POV only a few times during the novel is jarring, you can employ bridges whenever you do, e.g. having your main character think or say something like: I wish I knew (imortant piece of information) just before ...


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For me, while yes there are possible duplicates, they are not exact duplicates questions But Cheyenne, do read the Q. In the POV tag for the many ways to deal with multiple povs In your case I would get confused if it is only for 3-4 chapters that I get a second POV, commit to it or don’t, no halfway mesure.... 1. Stay with a single character The information ...


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Very close third person normally presents the thoughts of the point-of-view character as they appear to that character. The only problem with that sentence may only be a factor of this bit appearing in isolation. It appears, as an excerpt, to a distant summary of what he did, not in close third at all. The bit of dialog at the end makes it seem that it is, ...


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This will work fine! What you actually do is showing the thought. You could put it between quotes and add 'he thought' but that would really disrupt the reading! A publisher usually will put the words in italic to signal that it's a thought.


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I've decided to use Italics and let the readers have the aha moment later on, as @Ángel put it. Thanks for all the amazing feedback everyone!


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