Point of View
Bill Wetterman nailed it when he said some successful writers ignore conventional wisdom regarding POV. Perhaps good writing comes before the rules. Maybe rules are merely explanations, postmortems.If I like what I have written more than I like a change suggested because of some rule, I will happily ignore the suggestion and the rule. I often have to apply the change first, and think about it, before I know. But I am writing a story, not painting by numbers.Art must be different every time it is created. The rules will follow.
@Rachel: I still stand by my original statement that it's up to the author, but allow me to play Devil's Advocate for one moment. Is it possible that the brief POV change is unnecessary? Must you introduce the character at that point and not a little bit later when your female protagonist meets him?