I'm not sure if this should be posted here or not. If I made a mistake I apologize. I'm finally beginning to write this new idea I've been toying around with for a little over a month now and I've hit a snag. My opening scene is a dream. Well, it is explained to be at the end. It depicts a great hero and his 'no fear of death' attitude. When my MC wakes up, he is pondering the character from his dream (we could call him AV). AV is the sort of alter-ego my MC has created in his mind and AV is going to play a big role in pushing my character through the challenges of my novel. However, I am not sure on how to explain the significance or actually develop the character for the reader. I was planning a sort of monologue but I'm not sure if this is the best route. I've also thought of trying to have conversations between my MC and his alter-ego AV. I've read this expression Infodump many times here and I really want to avoid making that mistake. Has anyone else had this problem of explaining such a character and if so how did you get over it? PS- I apologize if this post was on the long side but it seems whenever I explain anything about this story if I do not go into extreme detail people people have a tendency to get confused and worse. So again I apologize and I appreciate any advice.