- Nov 1, 2020
What is generally acceptable in terms of introducing a character's name? Is it ok for the Narrator to just say it when they first arrive? Ex: "Standing on the balcony above are the parents of *existing character*, Arthur and Maggie". Or should I just have the method of one character talking to another reference them by name. Is it ok for the narrator to be that descriptive? I don't want to utilize the dreaded "information dump", but in my current scene there's upwards of 14 characters. Some have been introduced the chapter prior while others are completely new. Trying not to make this a jumbled mess for the readers.