Is is okay to have different POVs in a series?

by Alisa
(US)

Question: I am writing a 9 book series, and I am wondering if it okay to have different POVs. The first 8 are first person, but the last book may end up being omniscient. Is this okay for me to do, or does it go against some rule I don't know about?


Answer: There are no rules, just principles that have proven useful to other writers.

The only issue I can see is whether you might disappoint your readers' expectations. But if you write a great story, I'm pretty sure they will forgive you.

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Aug 30, 2013
different POVs
by: Anonymous

I read a trilogy once where each of the books was written from a slightly (or not so slightly) different POV. The first was 3rd person limited from the POV of the protagonist, the second was written in first person from the POV of another character who is only just introduced in that book, and the third was 3rd person limited from the POV of a friend of the protagonist.
While it was a little strange for the POV to change so much (especially when it switched from third to first person) the trilogy was still very good. So, while uncommon, it is sometimes done that way.

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