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As many have suggested, there are many ways to do this. I'll ignore the problems with flashbacks and backstories for now, because I think it's going to be the same problem no matter how you choose to structure your work. You can either go for true parallelism, where both heroes are going through the same thing at the same time. So, for example, at the ...


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My first advice to anyone using parallel-narrative / multiple-1st-POV technique (which by the way is my favorite story-telling style) is this... Make Each POV Character's voice and world-view distinct. Each character should be instantly recognizable from the moment they "pick up the microphone". You, the author, will be switching between time-lines ...


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Read George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Something like a dozen POV characters per book, cross-continent, secondary/tertiary/quaternary characters. Totally doable. Also, this question might be useful to you, even though your book is not first-person: First person pov with more than one main chars


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Read the novel "The night circus" by Erin Morngenstern . There are lots of parallel time lines in different chapters . There are no specificic exclusive indicators to the reader as to what timeline it is , but the very narrative makes the reader to quickly figure out which time line it belongs to, by overlapping the ending word pictures of the previous ...



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