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Feb
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asked Am i using “he/she” too often during action scenes?
Feb
13
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
I would link to what i wrote so you guys could see what i mean but I'm not sure if this site allows for something like that. Anyway thanks for all the help, it was quite useful.
Feb
13
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
I managed to make it work using he/him/his and then later on down the line when he meets the other character i had him mention the nickname his mother used to get his attention. Like Lauren said yesterday, i wanted the nickname to be something that wouldn't work as a name. In this case Number Two, that way the other character felt compelled to give him a real name, whether he liked it or not. However, i agree with Jays answer too, thankfully the culture that he is from only plays a roll in the very beginning, and helping to shape his personality of course.
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accepted How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
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comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
I think for now I'm going to experiment with "Number Two." I plan to avoid using it as much as i can, other then a small explanation stating that it was what his parents referred to him as growing up. He was the second born so it makes sense.
Feb
12
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
I do plan to use those quite a bit, i just figured he would need to be called something to start with. I mean i cant open with "He walked through the jungle." Or at least my brain doesn't want to work in that way. But as Lauren Ipsum suggested below i think i can come up with a "filler title" to start it off.
Feb
12
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
Sorry i should have mentioned that the plan is for it to be in third person view, and be a novel. Whether it actually gets that far remains to be seen. I like how you put your answer though. I think a place holder name or title would work; his character is the quiet brooding type so maybe something along the lines of "Quiet One" sounds kind of lame but something like that. A personality trait, or maybe a reference to an animal that has a similar demeanor. Thanks for the answer, i think it will help me get it of the ground.
Feb
12
comment How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
Thanks for the edit, it was kind of a jumble. I will be sure to read through those; I might have to just use a narrative or something to describe it. Anyway thanks for the help.
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revised How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?
edited body; edited title
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asked How to have a character be nameless for the first few paragraphs of a book?