Head Hopping


For you writers and yes, readers, it is frustrating to be in one character’s view point and then jump into another character’s viewpoint. It can be quite confusing for the reader and writer. Today’s featured post, helps dispel some of the mystery surrounding point of view.

Let’s define terms. “Head-hopping” is the practice of switching point-of-view characters within a single scene. This is not the same as the omniscient point-of-view, which would allow your narrator to know things that none of the characters know.

If you want to start a war among fiction writers, a golden way to do it is to tell everyone that they can’t hop heads. Or tell them that they can.

Why Head-Hopping Is Said To Be Wrong

Those who oppose head-hopping make their case this way. Click here to learn more.