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To write a GOOD character description you could try some of the following techniques in your writing.

To write a GOOD character description you could try some of the following techniques in your writing.

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To write a GOOD character description you could try some of the following techniques in your writing.

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  1. To write a GOOD character description you could try some of the following techniques in your writing.

  2. Adjectives to describe • Use adjectives to describe the physical details of a character. • His scaly, wrinkled nose sniffed the air.

  3. Nouns to fit the personality of the character • Clothes, particularly need to match the personality of the character. • Scruffy, torn trousers

  4. Interesting adjectives • Makes the writing better with imaginative words. • Leathery,crinkled

  5. Negative description • Detailing what is not there is an effective way of making a reader aware of what a character may lack. • He had no jacket, no shoes, no umbrella and no sense.

  6. Stream of consciousness • What someone is thinking. Saying things that are in a character’s head aloud. • I’ve got to decide…. but I can’t….. what shall I do?

  7. Movement • The way a character moves gives much away about their personality or feelings. • Shoulders hunched, feet dragging he shuffled towards the darkened windows of home.

  8. Metaphor • States something IS something else. • Saucepan eyes glared at him.

  9. Simile • Uses comparison to add description • His knees shook like twanged guitar strings.

  10. Unusual feature • A limp or scar can tell a story behind a character. • Across his hand lay a jagged scar.