questionmarkI have a character that I would like to voice over a letter, but she hasn’t been introduced yet and the character getting the letter doesn’t know her. Would I just name her “Woman” at this point?

— Tyson Koss
Fort Collins, CO

Yup, she’s just a woman. Or more specifically, a WOMAN’S VOICE.

Dan rips open the envelope, removing a folded sheet of paper and a key he doesn’t recognize. The note is handwritten, and addressed to him.

WOMAN’S VOICE

If you’re reading this letter, there’s a very good chance I’m dead. And there’s a very good chance you will be too, unless you follow my instructions exactly.

I generally omit the (V.O.) in this situation. It’s redundant.