How To Describe Characters Without Infodumping

The Uncensored Writer

I sent out a Newsletter the other day telling you guys that I’m open for questions! I said I would answer your writing-related questions in dedicated posts of their own if possible.

This is the first one of those posts!

This question comes from Dheep Matharu:

“How do you tackle introducing new characters and describing their physical appearance without infodumping.  Often, with my work, I feel it interrupts the flow, when the rest of the book is intended to be not particularly descriptive.”

This is probably one of the toughest problems out there.

You have this picture in your head of your protagonist; from what they look like to all their mannerisms. A well-made protagonist will be a character that instantly draws you into the story. So of course, you want to fill the pages with all the details of that character in order for your reader to feel it…

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