Today on Write Better Fiction we’ll cover the Characters Mentioned in a Scene. Write Better Fiction is a process to help you critique your own manuscript and give yourself feedback. This will help you improve your novel, so you’re ready to submit it to an editor. Check the bottom of this post for links to previous Write Better Fiction articles.
Sometimes a character does not have a role in a scene but is referred to by another character. This could be in dialogue, thought, dream, an eMail or phone conversation.
Why would you do this?
- To remind the reader of a character if you haven’t written about them for a few scenes or chapters
- To show the character through the eyes of an other character
- To foreshadow an event that will affect the character
- To give the reader a clue or red herring
- To show the POV character’s goal, personality…
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