Chaging Character names throughout the story


#1

So heres my issue…
So my main character starts off by saying the full name of another character full name example… “Alexander says” but later on my main character gives him a nickname in the dialogue she says"I’ll call you Alex", should the rest of the story be, “Alex says” or do I keep it the same “Alexander says”?


#2

Either is okay. Alex is way more natural, so I recommend using that.


#3

Hi @notintheoven ,

This would better fit in #improve-your-writing, so I will be moving your thread there. #wattpad-feedback is for site related feedback.

Thanks for understanding
Makayla - Community Ambassador


#4

It depends on the situation and who’s saying it.

If it’s a friend, Alex sounds more natural. If it’s a new professor saying it, Alexander sounds more fitting.