So I'm facing a problem. What kind of problem, eh? A problem that is holding me back from writing my story. "Oh no!" Ok I'll be serious now.
Thanks to the wonderful Great Blogging Experiment (or excelente as I keep saying in my head)(don't know why I shared that with you)(imagine if we blogged everything we say in our heads) I should probably start over...... so much for being serious, whoops.
Thanks to the wonderful Great Blogging Experiment yesterday, I became aware of many weak spots in my writing. I'm grateful for the amount of useful information everyone delivered. It was like spending a semester in class, but gaining that many tools in one day!
I've tried to write four different books out of my whole 21 years of living (I think I refer to my age too much) and I've realized out of all those pages of work I've never described what my characters look like. Not once. I always, over-detail, what they are like, but never what color their hair is, or eyes, or body shape, or choice of clothes. I never mentioned if they wore glasses, or put gel in their hair, or even if they combed their hair at all. Maybe the whole doin' your hair thing is not that important, but I at least should know this. As I've learned that you should know everything about your character, even if it doesn't get in the story.
I never truly thought about writing their appearance because I always pictured them in my head as I wrote. Plus, I've always had this belief that whatever you write about shouldn't be fully described so the reader can have their own version. I wouldn't describe what a monster looks like because what you imagine in your head is a lot more scarier. I know I'm wrong, though I'm still stuck. How do you describe a character without revealing too much? Sigh....