Character Intro problem

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Character Intro problem

Postby auggybendoggy » Nov 22, 2011 8:42 am

Ok, I've run into a problem. My main character's dad, when first introduced is asleep. It seems odd to describe the character while he's snoring. Is it ever appropriate to detail the character in a second appearance? That seems odd too.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Character Intro problem

Postby Chris Huntley » Nov 22, 2011 11:38 am

If you see him on screen, then describe him. If he is off screen snoring, do not describe him, but do put the sound of SNORING in all caps.

Screenplays are for a visual medium, so if you see it (or him), you should describe it/him.
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Re: Character Intro problem

Postby Havel » Jan 02, 2012 7:49 am

You can detail the character in a second appearance. You don't even need to do that, you can just reveal little bits as needbe as you go along.

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