I was just looking at a conversation I wrote between two characters, and wondered: would I have written it differently if the other character was narrating? I was really just suddenly aware of how I manipulated their conversation for the sake of the plot. As it was an emotional point that they were arguing about, rather than a concrete plot thing, I basically tooled the conversation to give the narrator a big kick in the teeth. From his rival's point of view the emotional impact would be minimal though, even though she shares exactly the same backstory as him. Do you ever look at your conversations and think, "wow, this would be such a different scene if I wrote it from the other point of view"? And I don't mean in a way, like... I heard the next Twilight book is just the original from Edward's POV but nothing changed in what's said out loud (dear lord don't get me started). I mean like, would you radically change the structure of a scene and the things that were said if you re-drafted from an alternate viewpoint? Any scene, any story. How much do you influence what your characters do versus just letting the story flow how they dictate, and would it happen differently even if you nominally hand over control to the characters during writing just based on who was controlling?