I like writing short stories, they're fun for me. Most are for my own amusement and not meant to be shared. However I'm working on a couple that I intend to market. Having said that. Is there way a for me to quickly introduce a main character?
A story I'm flowing through very well has information about the character sprinkled throughout the plot. You'll get the information on a need to know basis. I'm unloading some raw emotions about humanity in the story as well. So using those emotions I'm hoping it will tell more about who he is.
Don't worry it's not preachy. People these days hate reading opposing viewpoints in science fiction..I do have an argument that will take place towards the begging of the story. Both sides will have their say in a few lines of dialogue but after that. Just straight up warfare. So when that point comes I want my characters thoughts and beliefs, to well understood. I'm just hoping I'm not "cheating" people with a change to connect to the character.