I just wanted to hear some suggestions on what the pros and cons of using multiple viewpoints are. When you write in a third person limited perspective, the reader might find it easier to relate with and sympathize for the protagonist. So, you could say that by having multiple viewpoints, you allow readers to care for multiple characters. However, if you keep changing viewpoints, perhaps the reader simply won't care for anyone at all. Of course, there's another argument. You could say that if you're a competent writer, even if the story isn't written in a particular character's view, the reader should still be able to feel for that character. This is when I start to wonder, why use multiple viewpoints, or why not? Here is one potential reason to use multiple perspectives. If an important scene takes place, but character A isn't present, then you could dramatize that scene from the viewpoint of character B, who is in that scene. With that said, I want to talk about an issue with a book I'm currently working on. Just to keep things simple, I'll try to make it as plain as possible. Character A and character B are the two main heroes in the story. Let's say both of these characters are present in every scene in the book. At the moment, the entire novel takes place in character A's perspective. I'm wondering if the viewpoint could shift between characters A and B, just so readers can relate to B better. There's another reason why I'm considering this. There's a third person, character C, who has a strong relation to character B. Now, at some point in the story, character B dies, and character C replaces her spot. So, I was thinking, the book could shift between the viewpoints of characters A and B. When character B dies, the story will continue, changing between the perspectives of characters A and C. This will emphasize the relationship between characters B and C. The downside is, I'll have to rewrite half of the scenes in the book, so I'm not sure if there are enough rewards to make this worth doing. Thanks for reading the long post everyone.