All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Clear and engaging use of Point of View (POV) is vital to good writing, especially in fiction.
Not just a question of who is best suited to telling your story, it is also a micro-level series of choices made by the writer to build and develop character at the same time as developing plot or setting scene.
There is a wealth of advice out there on how to handle POV, but we feel Australian author Karen Miller describes point of view very clearly in her post on Voice and Point of View, in addition to providing a clear comparative example.
Is your point of view working for you?