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5 Ways to Describe Characters (without Describing Them)

5 Ways to Describe Your Character (Without Actually Describing Them)

How do you describe your characters?

Here’s an amazing writing trick:

Go to the mirror, write what you see, and…

…never, ever do that again. 

Because describing your characters with a checklist is BORING:

  • Her eyes were brown
  • And her hair was brown
  • Even her teeth were brown
  • She really should brush more often

If you want to describe the physical appearance of your characters, go see how J. K. Rowling does it.

Otherwise, keep reading. I’ll show you how to make your characters come to life…

…without writing dull, immersion-breaking, “this is how they look” paragraphs:

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Three Characters from Harry Potter Movies

How J.K. Rowling Describes Unforgettable Characters (With Examples)

When J.K. Rowling introduces new Characters…

…you can visualize them almost instantly.

  • Lightning bolt scar.
  • Hand-me down robes.
  • A mane of bushy, brown hair.

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, excells at writing unforgettable physical descriptions of her characters. I want to show you the magic behind her technique. 

Read this, and you will be able to create your own vivid characters in just a few short strokes of your writing quill…

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