How characters sound, feel and behave but…
What do they look like?
It’s something so simple, but AJ Betts highlights how easily that part can be forgotten. I mean, how they behave, feel and sound, those are the things that I always go to when I write a review, but never how they look.
But the thing is, how they look supports those things above too.
We all know Harry Potter is a fighter right? But remember when you first opened the book and didn’t know what would happen to Harry, and this was the description you saw:
HARRY had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright-green eyes. He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Sellotape because of all the times DUDLEY had punched him on the nose. The only thing HARRY liked about his own appearance was a very thin SCAR on his forehead which was shaped like a bolt of LIGHTNING
If nothing else, you’d know he was a fighter with that description.
What was the most unexpected physical description you’ve read? How did it change the image it had of the character in your mind?