Wednesday, February 18, How to describe minor characters. Chris writes: Should I assign names to the minor characters in my feature? I don't want readers to get "character overload". There's no hard and fast rule about this, but when characters are named "WOMAN 1" or "COP 1," it signals to me that I don't really have to pay attention to these people because if they were important, they'd have names.
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I would try to avoid writing a ton of unnamed characters in your script, because readers will gloss over them and because we'd rather spend time learning more about the main characters we do care about. Sometimes a story requires a lot of characters and you can't avoid these people, but take a step back and reassess if you introduce thirty different people by page 10 yes, I've seen this.
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