Well, this is kind of a tricky question. Because I know we can shift POV intentionally at like a chapter break. I know many writers do that successfully. I know one key is to establish instantly that this has happened as to not confuse the reader. What I want to know is; when is doing this a good thing? Basically I afraid my current timing is poor. So I got this story. Common story, about a girl, who didn't know her family. Slowly discovering she is a god(excuse me. God-like* lol) and well her story is about becoming awesome. So she isn't full awesome page one. There is a few instances where I shift away from her to one of her friends. In case one about 9 chapters in. She and her friend are mugged. She takes it well, her friend not as well. So Chapter 09 shifts POV to the friend and how the friend deals with the situation. I did this for 2 reasons; 1. The main girl didn't have a reaction or not much of one. So her next day was kind of boring. Which I thought is good. I don't want to imply everyday is special. 2. The other girl did react. So shifting to her is not only more interesting but gives insight into her character. In case 2 is chapter 12. It in the villian. Not that you would know it. Again the MC knows her but she is always polite, and nice. She smiles and is well calm. The POV shift to her sort of shows her take the mask off and go evil for a moment. The thing is. Not full evil. Not so much so that you go. "DAMN SHE IS THE VILLAIN!" but more like "Damn! So that niceness is a facade!" There was clues to her being mean before now. Case 3 I think might be the most acceptable. Haven't reached the part of the story but 6 heroes break into a camp. They are forced to split up. I plan to change POV to each of them. This seems like the obvious one. Yet someone was saying that the other shifts are thus better because of this shift. That I am establishing that shifts happen. If that is true do I need more? Is 3 too few? Just right? How many is too many? Thanks.