Check out this great post from the Legends Of Windemere blog with the topic, 7 Tips to Writing a Physical Description that Works
Jessica Rabbit (She’s Not Wrong)
Don’t go jumping to the comments just yet. Jessica makes a good point. Our characters are what we make them, so we shouldn’t blame them for it. We do have to be careful on how we go about doing a physical description. Know what you’re aiming for and make sure it’s what you want. Of course, none of these tips will matter if you want to keep it as vague as possible. Now, let’s get to it.
- If you’re describing a woman as sexy, don’t fixate the chest, hips, legs, and butt. Yes, those are factors that should be taken into account if you’re goal is to make a highly attractive character. Yet, it can also be done with a simple word and then moving on to paint the rest of the picture. A lot of people will get angry at overly sexual descriptions, so…
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