I have been told that I can't describe my character's appearance unless I am writing in objective or omniscient POV. Here is an excerpt from Stephen King's 'Under The Dome': It's what I should have done to Dale Barbara, he thought, and stepped back with the heels of his palms pressed against his throbbing temples. Tears from his watering eyes spilled down his cheeks. He had bitten his tongue badly - blood was streaming down his chin and pattering on the floor - but Junior wasn't aware of it. The pain in his head was too intense. King is describing his character's appearance; his character is not aware of it but King is showing us all the same. I am not that great at distinguishing pov's but I think King is writing in third person semi-omniscient , and I think I am doing the same. I'm sure that allows for author description?