Hello dear people, I wrote a lot of "short stories", they were about 25000 - 40000 words each. In these stories I switched perspectives between characters (first person protagonist-> friend of protagonist or authorial narrator) that the reader gets some background information. I am planning right now on my first novel. And during that novel I only use the perspective of the protagonist (first person teller). Now I have a scene, where I need to change the view for one scene. I was wondering if that would be distracting when I just wrote it from the perspective of the protagonist. I can give you the scene boiled down: The book is about a highly sensitive woman who has much success being a counselor because she can help her clients with her sensitivity and really gets them. She is getting a lot of praise by the clients and her boss. She has a colleague who envys her because of this. This particular colleague works there for 20 years and never had that success. So this colleague starts gaslighting (bad form of manipulation) her, by manipulating her work until the protagonist slowly starts thinking she gets insane after the manipulation got on and on. A colleague of her talked to that envious colleague. That conversation is the point where I switch the perspective. The reader learns that she did all these terrible things to the protagonist. Would that be a good idea to change the perspective or should I try to get that information figured out by the protagonist? In the end I know it is my story and I can do what I want and this novel is still in the planning phase. But I would like to hear your thoughts. Have a good near weekend.