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    Administrator Wickett's Avatar
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    I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with Jennifer or Emma just the way they are.

    Anyway, this actually raises probably my biggest obstacle. Explaining to the reader what the characters look like without going overboard in the description. Not always an easy thing to do.



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    In general, I prefer to keep my character descriptions as minimal as possible, just highlighting any unique attributes and anything that figures into the storyline. Although I have a mental image of each person, I like to give the reader the freedom to imagine the person on his/her own. One of the stories I wrote way back when had a character whom everyone was convinced had blonde hair, even though I never actually mentioned her hair color.

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    It's hard for me to do that. I imagine things so vividly that I have hard time saying, "Yeah, whatever you want to believe". If I know they have brown hair, then by golly they have brown hair. Haha.

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