So when I sit down to write books, some characters are clearer than others. Some characters I wind up describing a lot, such that everybody can see the character. Others…well, I just don’t describe them much physically. Mick, the hero of Devil’s Eye and Gage’s BFF in Forsaken By Shadow, was one of these. I describe him very clearly as a wolf, but as a man, I don’t think I said much about him except that he was tall, with broad shoulders. Which, frankly, doesn’t say much because ALL my heroes are tall, with broad shoulders. So is my husband. It’s a thing for me.
So imagine my surprise when I found out he’s been slumming on True Blood. Hubs and I stopped watching True Blood after they resolved the endless and orgy ridden Marianne issue in season 2. Hubs recently watched Season 3 and was talking about all the additional paranormal critters that got added, and giving me a rundown about how they were dealing with werewolves. And he pointed me to this guy:
Helloooooooooo, Abs! I mean Mick! I showed him to Susan and she said that’s not at all how she pictured him. But that’s pretty darn close to how he was in my mind.
Do you notice when authors don’t describe much about the characters? Do you prefer it so that you can picture them yourself? Or do you like them to be described crystal clear?