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How to describe hands - examples and tips | Now Novel

How to describe hands: 6 ways to make characters real

Describing hands is useful for showing characters’ psychological traits and personality, age and more. Many amateur writers stop at describing eye colour or how characters say their dialogue. Yet there are many different physical details you can use to show a character’s nature. Read examples (more…)

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How to describe clothing in a story - Now Novel

How to describe clothing in a story: Creating characters

The clothes a person wears tells us many things: their status in life, for example, or their cultural affiliation or identity. They can tell us what era they live in, and even a person’s current state of mind or intent. Understanding how to describe clothing in a story well will help you create fuller, richer character portraits. […]

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Character description examples from famous books

Character description examples: 7 lessons from famous books

Character description examples from major authors give us useful lessons in how to write characters. Here are 7 character sketches from famous novels that show how to create physical and emotional character description: 1. Describe characters’ personalities using appearance Strong character descriptions work on multiple levels. When you describe how a character looks, think about how appearance illuminates personality. […]

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How to describe a person - 7 tips

How to describe a person vividly: 7 tips

Learning how to describe a person so that the reader forms a vivid impression of your characters is essential for writing compelling stories. Read 7 tips for describing characters so they come to life: 1. Focus on details that reveal characters’ personalities and psychologies 2. Prioritize unique character features 3. Describe characters’ body language and […]

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Novel characters - top tips

Novel characters: 15 top character creation tips

Great novel characters share common features: A distinct, authentic voice, character development, goals and motivations, strengths and flaws. Because we’re running our ‘140 characters’ extra short writing contest, we decided to share 15 of our top tips on creating characters from some of the best writing blogs and websites: 1: Novel characters need clear motivations that […]

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Describing characters: 5 tips for describing fictional characters

Describing characters: How to describe faces imaginatively

Describing characters imaginatively is an essential skill when writing fiction. It helps readers to invest in your characters’ storylines and experiences if they feel real. Read on for five tips for describing characters’ faces: Describing characters: 5 tips for drawing faces with words Ready to write great characters? Here’s how to make sure each character feels real […]

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How to write believable characters - character writing and typewriter image

How to write believable characters

Knowing how to write believable characters is vital for any fiction writer. A character that seems like a stock character – the hero, the villain, the orphan, the unwilling saviour – can easily become too predictable. So how do you create a great character? There are several ways to make sure that your fictional characters […]

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