Omniscient Narrative - Pros and Cons I'm currently writing a novel. I'm a complete amateur, so I went through lots of advice from authors. There were some about not using omniscient narrative, of not head hopping and all, yet I realized my first draft was full of it (especially when the conversation involved many important characters). I'd like the opinions from fellow writers here. What's the advantage & disadvantage of using omniscient narration in novel writing? Is there any rules/recommendation of how to use it efficiently? Edit: It's omniscient, not omnipotent, my bad. Thanks for correcting Cogito.