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Total newbie question here, never having written anything like this before. I am writing a biography of my grandfather - intertwining my memories of him, stories that he had written about his life, and narrative from documents I have and interviews with my grandmother. Do I refer to him as "Granddad" or by his first name, "Charles"?
For example, on Day One I wrote about a childhood dog that he had. I wrote something like this (I don't have the actual version in front of me): "As a child, I particularly loved when Granddad would tell me about when he was a child. A very early memory of his stories is him telling me about Jack, the only dog he ever had. Later on, he wrote down the story of Jack:"..... and then I went on to insert the anecdote he wrote himself about when Jack bit the tail off the neighbour's cow, and then when Jack bit a motorcyclist's leg and the man took them to court and the judge made them put Jack down.
It sounds strange to say "As a child I particularly loved when Charles would tell me about when he was a child".... I guess what I'm saying is that when I am writing narrative from my own point of view, it sounds more natural to say "Granddad", but when I am writing general narrative of his life, say, as an adult, or about his work, it sounds better to say "Charles".
How do I handle this??
Thanks for any suggestions!