I spotted this gem on the interwebs. It comes from Nathan Bransford’s awesome blog. https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2020/01/nail-every-characters-first-impression This has some great advice for introducing characters and is something I know I fumble a bit with. It’s really important to make everything a part of the story. Nobody wants to read through pages of stuff that the writer may feel is important or will become important later on, but doesn’t do anything to advance the immediate story.