In the story I am currently writing, there is a lot going on and there are a lot of characters. The story is focused on four characters who end up in another dimension (a bit like Narnia). From those four, we have two 'main' characters who's personal plotline are bigger and more linked to the main plot than of the other two. I am co-writing this story which makes it sometimes very hard to make decision. The problem is that there is so much going on on different levels but most of these things are pretty much related to the main plot. To show these, we have opted to work with different point of views. The original plan was to do something George R.R Martin like: a view point per chapter. But I have thought a bit more about it and it's not going to work. Since sometimes we have short things to show and expanding it to a whole chapter will just make it bad writing. I am really a fan of very short chapters. I was thinking about working with breaks. Write one point of view and if you switch to another, have a break in the text. What do you think works the best? Another issue is with how many view points we will use. We the two view points of the two 'main' characters. But there is some kind of love triangle going on between three of the four characters and my friend thought it best to use a third view points to bring this into the story. But three view points on four characters seems a bit much to me. When those four end up in some kind of community, there will be more view points (a servant of the king, a warrior, a mage, the antagonist or someone near her). They will all add something to the story, but I'm not pretty sure if it's a good idea. To make a long story short: what is the best way to pick how many point of view you will use and who? Are there some handy guidelines or something? i have been thinking about this fir quite a while and find it a very difficult decision.