Character Descriptions, or the Lack Thereof, in Books

I've noticed something odd, during my time as a writer and reader. Has anyone else noticed this? The vast majority of books don't give detailed descriptions of their main characters, if they give any description at all. At most, we might get "red-haired with tan skin". What shade of red? How tan? Are we talking … Continue reading Character Descriptions, or the Lack Thereof, in Books

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First Novels vs. Debut Novels

Everyone's heard about so-and-so author's "debut novel". Some fail, some succeed, and some are overshadowed by later successes. But the fact of the matter is that every author has to start somewhere. But the term "debut novel" refers only to the first novel that an author publishes, not the actual very first novel they write. … Continue reading First Novels vs. Debut Novels