The power of good description

I’m still being awed by The Crimson Petal and the White. Even though there is not much going on as far as plot or intrigue goes, the characters are more than enough to keep me interested. It’s not in the way they look, or the things they say or do–they are just so well described, so completely real as people that I find myself liking and caring about them no matter what they are doing.

Real people not only have quirks and mannerisms and so on, but also have ambitions, dreams, goals–whether they are relevant to the story at large or not.

Anyway, I think I’m learning a lot about how to  make a vivid, likable character from reading this…

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