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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

How to find the ideal character description for a book?

I was thinking about a girl like this flr the story set in the early 20 century.

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7 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You don't always have to be specific. ...

    Use figurative language. ...

    Describe facial expressions. ...

    Make the descriptions match the tone. ...

    Scatter physical descriptions throughout the prose. ...

    Describe actions that reveal physical characteristics. ...

    A first person narrator can give biased opinions about appearances.

  • 2 months ago

    Actual writers don't give a laundry list of characteristics for their characters,  we don't need to know their hair color or eyelash length,  the reader is supposed to imagine it all by themselves. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Why don't you just get yourself a dictionary, highlight all of the adjectives, rip out all of the pages, paste them to the wall, then blindfold yourself and throw darts at them? Viola. You'll have your description. I mean, it couldn't be any worse than the bilge you've posted here already. 

  • 2 months ago

    You're never going to write the book, are you. You're just going to moon over it for ever while your sad, pathetic characters weep and part, part and weep, and your potential readers die of boredom.

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, you hooked two. Not bad, I suppose.

  • 2 months ago

    You can't go wrong with the realistic Mary-Sue archetype

  • 2 months ago

    As you describe any character, it's important to remember that giving the reader the right impression is plenty. It doesn't matter if they envision the character exactly the way you do.

    You can pick one or two elements of her appearance that will help the reader remember her and not mix her up with other characters. The bulk of your efforts should be toward making the reader understand who she is, not what she looks like.

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