I couldn't find a post to answer my question so I'll ask. I recently read half of Holes for the first time ever. I don't know all the terms for narration but I noticed that there is a narrator who knows enough to describe things to the reader. Though so far he doesn't seem to have an identity himself. At the same time, I realize that he isn't an all knowing being. It's like he just help to see through Stanley's eyes (and his mind) I think this is a great idea for my own novel. I don't know if that kind of narration has a name but I like the idea of someone just describing things to the reader and them not having their own identity. Just making things smoother. When I first started writing, I would put characters in places just so I could have an "excuse" for describing things like scenery. For instance I would put a character next to a flower pot, so that I could describe the flower pot. Needless to say, some of my scenes suffered from malformation. What I want to do now is just use narrator type writing where I need to and then not have it where it's not necessary. In other words, I am just going to do "what makes sense", if that makes any sense. Will this work or does this sound like a bad idea?