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    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 9:12pm
Hi all!

Question... When a character has been living with a separate identity, which name should you list for their dialogue? For instance say Bob is pretending to be someone named John...

Person: "Hey, John!" 

Bob: "Hey" 

Is this ok? or would it be better as:

Person: "Hey, John!"

Bob (as John): "Hey"

There is no John, if that helps. Also, no one else is onscreen during the dialogue between the 2. 


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I think you put their real name in the dialogue but make it clear in the description that they are that character impersonating another character.
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It depends on the context. If everyone knows the character as John, it is probably less confusing to call the character John until the reveal comes that he's actually Bob. If he starts out as Bob and then assumes the guise of John, maybe not.

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Thanks!! I decided to do that... Making the name the fake name until revealed. 
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