Do you think your reader needs a detailed description of your characters? Now, I'm not talking about an information dump...or the obvious self-description as a character views him/herself in a mirror kind-of-writing. I'm referring to telling the reader what color hair, the color of the eyes, the shape of the body, etc.
I found lots of great sites on the subject when I went googling. Here are a few quotes to tease and links to read for yourself.
"Description doesn’t have to be direct to be effective." Rachel Scheller
Writers Stack Exchange - "I think that you should define your main characters, and especially the love interest, only as much as absolutely necessary."
As with many elements of writing, we need to decide what impression we want readers to have." http://jamigold.com/2014/10/ask-jami-how-do-we-describe-characters/
My personal choice? I grew up listening to radio, a great imagination stimulator. Rather than a description of physical attributes, I rely more on mannerisms and emotional reactions to define my characters. My motto? Let the reader envision their own concept of the character.
Now I'd like to hear your opinion.
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