Light posting today as I’m expecting a major load of work from my publisher Working Partners.
I’m also having a bit of a crisis. Maybe you can help.
I’ve always liked character descriptions as long as they are fresh. But lately I’ve been reading books where the author refrains from describing the character, and I realize I don’t miss it at all.
I’ve also read a fair few books recently where the author gets “listy” with the character descriptions, and it bugs me to death.
I’ve gone back to my WIP, and I’ve been obsessing over my character descriptions to make sure they are unusual and fresh. Now I’m wondering if I need to bother at all.
I know. It’s a small issue in the sum the makes up a whole manuscript. And yet, it’s become a major source of angst for me.
So I thought I’d ask you all. How do you like your characters described? How do you describe your characters? Where do you draw the line?