I got a character in my novel that is only there in one chapter. how much detail should i put in. All i basically said was that she was this other character's wife. is that good enough or should i go into more detail. it just seemed like alot for a 1one chapter character. it actually went like this. Before Bill could knock twice, Debbie had the door open. Visible streaks from the tears glissened from the front porch light." Debbie, we need to talk" is that a good enough discription.