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    wondering...

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Faith*Hope*Love, Aug 25, 2009.

    If I should go into detail about my charaters appearance, after it gets into the major plot.

    I dont really know how, because her looks are what she is, her green eyes, black hair, etc. (story in signature)
     
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    Pull out a copy of a book you have there and see how the author handled the character's appearance.

    I just pulled out The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, and she doesn't describe Macy until chapter 2:
    EDIT: Oops, I should have added that when Dessen describes the MC, it's always for a reason; it makes sense in terms of the story. So in the piece above, she's describing her as part of a narrative about how Macy didn't used to care about how she looked, but now she's concerned about looking perfect. The first few paragraphs in that chapter deal with that.
     
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    Thanks for the help! I loved that book :)
     
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    Something to consider is how the character feels about their appearance. For example, mine hates how his nose is a little pointy and but likes how he is just naturally lean :)
     

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