How much do you describe your characters? Most of mine are fairly short descriptions: -A trim woman with her blonde hair cut short emerged from the entrance hall. -She looked young, in her twenties, with her dark locks tied back from her heart-shaped face. -The bear rider was an older blonde. Her worn face placed her in her mid-thirties, but her body was still in peak fighting trim. -Captain Acacia wore leather riding pants and a grey tunic with a golden rose stitched on the breast. Her cropped brown hair, shot through with silver, was mussed, as if she’d been running her fingers through it. Once I've given an initial impression of the character, I try to incorporate more descriptions with actions. For example, after the initial description of Acacia, I add something like this after a bit of dialogue: Acacia raised one brow, her faded blue eyes curious. Are these enough? Do you go more in depth? Do you describe every character as they enter the scene? I just brought in three new characters to a scene where we've already gotten at least a one-liner description of all the other characters present. Must I describe each of the newcomers if they won't be seen much in the rest of the story, or can I let the reader fill in the blanks? Most of my characters are women, so I feel like I'm describing people the same way each time. Hair color. Eye color. Height. I don't want to be repetitive. Got any tips on character descriptions? Am I at least somewhat on track?