Finding Unique Character Traits || Part 4Exercise –Take a character. Describe their hair in various states.Why?Hair changes. Hair is not a perpetual state of being. Various factors can alter the appearance of hair such as weather, physical health, the last opportunity to bathe, or even the well-known “bad hair day”. The color and texture and length of hair can all be important, but there’s a lot more to the appearance of hair.Goal –Think about your character’s specific type of hair. Does it turn frizzy on humid days? Does it collect static on dry, windy days? Or is it a mess from finger-wringing, sweat, or sleep? Hair usually doesn’t stay perfect for long, no matter the amount of product, and no matter how many Hollywood movies might pretend it does.In your descriptions, think about the texture and overall weight of the hair, but don’t outright tell this – show it in how it flows or how it responds to movement, physical contact, hair product, rain, etc. Think about what affects it most and why. If your character uses unnatural hair color, keep in mind the various stages dyed hair will go through. If you need additional help, check out how to describe hair.If you’re up to the challenge, describe the character’s hair from the viewpoints of other characters, OR write a scene where the character’s hair slowly changes because of the environment. (Double challenge: do both.)
Don’t forget to tag “ksw exercise" in your post!

Finding Unique Character Traits || Part 4

Exercise –
Take a character. Describe their hair in various states.

Why?
Hair changes. Hair is not a perpetual state of being. Various factors can alter the appearance of hair such as weather, physical health, the last opportunity to bathe, or even the well-known “bad hair day”. The color and texture and length of hair can all be important, but there’s a lot more to the appearance of hair.

Goal –
Think about your character’s specific type of hair. Does it turn frizzy on humid days? Does it collect static on dry, windy days? Or is it a mess from finger-wringing, sweat, or sleep? Hair usually doesn’t stay perfect for long, no matter the amount of product, and no matter how many Hollywood movies might pretend it does.

In your descriptions, think about the texture and overall weight of the hair, but don’t outright tell this – show it in how it flows or how it responds to movement, physical contact, hair product, rain, etc. Think about what affects it most and why. If your character uses unnatural hair color, keep in mind the various stages dyed hair will go through. If you need additional help, check out how to describe hair.

If you’re up to the challenge, describe the character’s hair from the viewpoints of other characters, OR write a scene where the character’s hair slowly changes because of the environment. (Double challenge: do both.)


Don’t forget to tag “ksw exercise" in your post!

  1. directorlazard reblogged this from writeworld
  2. phoenixoutofhell reblogged this from writeworld
  3. inkandstarlight reblogged this from keyboardsmashwriters
  4. jayinyourhead reblogged this from petinibeag
  5. petinibeag reblogged this from writeworld
  6. futuredisneyanimator94 reblogged this from writeworld
  7. hexcharacters reblogged this from pretendersrpa
  8. winniethewubbzy reblogged this from theromanticsadist
  9. theromanticsadist reblogged this from momothestripes
  10. wehlanncreativewriting reblogged this from waitingfortomorrow90
  11. arkemisia reblogged this from writeworld
  12. mycreativefix reblogged this from writeworld
  13. fuckthiscrappywebsite reblogged this from writeworld
  14. jazwrites reblogged this from writeworld
  15. wordsandmythoughts reblogged this from writeworld
  16. viki-the-writer reblogged this from writeworld
  17. littleredbloodhood reblogged this from roleplayerstips
  18. roleplayerstips reblogged this from writeworld
  19. hybris-for-a-cake reblogged this from writeworld
  20. wriirefnumas reblogged this from writingreferencesforme
  21. writingreferencesforme reblogged this from writeworld
  22. reading-musing-writing reblogged this from writeworld
  23. vivacities reblogged this from writeworld
  24. zombiefeathers reblogged this from writeworld
  25. br105references reblogged this from writeworld
  26. 309201218 reblogged this from writeworld
  27. knightofspite reblogged this from writeworld
  28. foxmonkey reblogged this from keyboardsmashwriters
  29. langiinspirations reblogged this from writeworld