Why is it so wrong? This is a honest question. Why are people and mostly writers or people that work in this kind of trade so put off by head-hoping? It recently came to my attention that many readers wouldn't be able to notice the head-hop if someone else didn't bring it to their attention and explained to them what it is. Not all readers, but many. Since when did it become a rule of thumb to avoid it? I can only suspect that a hundred years ago, maybe it wasn't a thing. Have you ever read a novel or a piece of writing that contained head-hoping that worked or at least didn't annoy you as much? Maybe a writer that used it as a tool of sorts in order to achieve a specific style. I don't know. That's why I'm asking. In an older review I read upon J.K Rolling's Harry Potter, a critic mentioned that at places she head-hops, but does so in a masterful way. Unfortunately, the critic didn't mention in which places or why, in which way it is masterfully used. The last Harry Potter book I read was more than 10 years ago, so I can't remember passages, etc. Would you ever knowingly implement head-hoping to achieve a certain something in your work? ETA: I hope I placed this in the right thread. Sorry if I didn't.