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In so doing your narrator is suddenly thrust into a more personal relationship with the character, akin to the character with whom he is speaking. That is not necessarily bad, but it shifts your narrator from a purely third person observer to something like a participant in the story. So just make sure that is what you intend. Also calling some ...


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In my opinion it's jarring when the narrator uses different names for the same character. It has to be done for a reason. Possible reasons why you'd want to do it: If a particular passage is meant to reflect the internal monologue of it's POV character, and that person strongly prefers the nickname (or strongly rejects) If a character has different ...



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