❝ Ink dries so much faster than our tears and this, I suspect, is why we write. ❞
― S. M. Alam
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It's been a while since I have written an article for my own user here on We Heart It. I have taken a larger break to write stories, find inspiration, and work with the amazing people of the We Heart It Gazette (and we have grown quite a bit, which I'm super excited about!) You can follow us here for amazing articles in your feed:

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I'm hoping I'll find more time to write articles in the near future. Summer is coming to an end, and school is starting again in a few days. In September and October, I will be trying to get out some Halloween and autumn-themed articles.

Now, let's move on to the topic of today's article! This one is a part of my "Writing 101" series and is all about how you can describe your characters' physical appearances. You'll soon scroll further down to find a list of words that will help you describe your characters, so your reader will get the perfect image of them in their heads when reading your words. The rest of the articles in this series can be found here:

Now, enjoy today's article!

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Writing Body Types

‒ Short
‒ Tiny
‒ Petite
‒ Compact
‒ Average height
‒ Tall
‒ Large
‒ Big
‒ Bulky
‒ Ripped
‒ Fit
‒ Athletic
‒ Bony
‒ Solid
‒ Thin
‒ Skinny
‒ Lean
‒ Slim
‒ Coltish
‒ Slender
‒ Lanky
‒ Plump
‒ Curvy
‒ Broad-shouldered
‒ Long-legged

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Writing Eyes

‒ Large
‒ Small
‒ Narrow
‒ Squinty
‒ Bright
‒ Sparkly
‒ Wide
‒ Hooded
‒ Heavy-lidded
‒ Dull
‒ Cloudy
‒ Cat-like
‒ Owl-like
‒ Fringed with long lashes
‒ Chestnut
‒ Cocoa brown
‒ Mahogany
‒ Sepia
‒ Olive
‒ Smoky gray
‒ Silver
‒ Ocean green
‒ Storm blue
‒ Turquoise
‒ Azure
‒ Ice blue
‒ Raven
‒ Coal
‒ Hazel
‒ Honey

(Quick tip: add a desription of something smiple as smudged makeup or bags under the eyes to make the description of the character more interesting)

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Writing Hair

‒ Short
‒ Long
‒ Untamed
‒ Wild
‒ Full
‒ Voluminous
‒ Bouncy
‒ Shaved
‒ Braided
‒ Afro
‒ Spiraled
‒ Oily
‒ Dry
‒ Frizzy
‒ Curly
‒ Straight
‒ Wavy
‒ Bushy
‒ Bob
‒ Mullet
‒ Buzzed
‒ Parted
‒ Combed
‒ Windblown
‒ Tousled
‒ Spiky
‒ Sleek
‒ Shiny
‒ Black
‒ Colorful
‒ Fire-red
‒ Ebony
‒ Raven
‒ Silver
‒ Snow-white
‒ Brunette
‒ Blonde
‒ Toffee brown
‒ Auburn
‒ Strawberry blonde
‒ Bleached

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Writing Noses

‒ Turned-up
‒ Pointed
‒ Strong
‒ Wide
‒ Dainty
‒ Crooked
‒ Thin
‒ Straight
‒ Roman
‒ Bulbous

Writing Mouths and Lips

‒ Narrow
‒ Thin
‒ Chapped
‒ Cracked
‒ Full
‒ Lush
‒ Glossy

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Writing Skin

‒ Wrinkled
‒ Clear
‒ Smooth
‒ Drooping
‒ Delicate
‒ Rough
‒ Uneven
‒ Freckled
‒ Blemished
‒ Scarred
‒ Bruised
‒ Ebony
‒ Amber
‒ Bronze
‒ Pale
‒ Olive
‒ Ivory
‒ Copper
‒ Creamy
‒ Golden

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