This week I've been talking about the lessons a writer can learn from reading poorly written (or perhaps just poorly edited) books. The kinds of books you find for free on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
One issue that comes up time and again is head hopping. But I'm not an expert on this.
My novels are written in first person. My main character is the only point-of-view character. This is easy for me. It means that some information remains hidden as the main character doesn't know it, but I don't have to worry about whose head I'm in.
But what is the proper way to shift from one point-of-view character to another?
I thought it should only be done at chapters. Or, at least scene breaks. I've seen it done in the middle of scenes, though, and I don't know if that is the way to do it.
So, I'm asking. When is the best time to shift point-of-view? Is there a proper way to do it?