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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 ...


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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