The Name Is Not Letting Me Change the Display Name


#1

When I let my reader name the best friend in the story, I had to make the display name [FRIENDS] because what I put in the parenthesis was (FRIENDS) but it says “Only uppercase letters, numbers, and spaces allowed in character names.”


#2

What is the friend’s original name?


#3

FEMALEAVATAR4 is the original name


#4

What would you name her?


#5

What?
What do you mean what would I name her?


#6

What would you name your friend? Ex. Stella, Anna, etc.


#7

Oh! I would name her Jenna


#8

Change her display name to JENNA


#9

Then in script can write something like:

NARR
What’s your friend’s name?

input What is her name? | What is her name? | Done (JENNA)

@pause for a beat

NARR
Your friend [JENNA] looks amazing!


#10

Okie!


#11

Thanks!


#12

No problem! You can even create a new character called JENNA and let the reader name her using this technique : )


#13

So if you created a character called JENNA in your script you can write:

@JENNA becomes FEMALEAVATAR4

This means that JENNA would look exactly like FEMALEAVATAR4 and have all her features.


#14

That is so helpful… I didn’t know you could do that!!! Thank you so much!!!