Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #205

Cindy Wilson, at the Writers Alley, talks about specific character descriptions.

Writers: What tips do you have for effective character descriptions?

Readers: Is it hard for you to visualize what a character looks like? Do you rely on the book cover?

Have a blessed weekend!


Karen Lange said...

I find I usually formulate a picture in my mind almost right away if the book is well written. I do get clues from the cover sometimes. Is that cheating? :P


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I also rely on the cover art. :)


Nancy said...

I like what Cindy said about the house, whether it is messy or neat. I love internal things like that, but I do want to know how a character looks and I find that many modern books don't even bother with physical description. They rely on personality. That's nice, but difficult if you are trying to picture a character. I don't rely on cover art much because most of my books don't have a picture of the hero/heroine.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy - I also like physical descriptions to go with the cover art.

Happy Mother's Day!

Susan :)