How to describe eyes – 7 simple tips re-blogged from Now Novel

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How to describe eyes in a story: 7 simple tips

How to describe eyes in a story - 7 tips from Now Novel

Learning how to describe eyes in a story without resorting to cliché helps set your writing apart from amateurish fiction. Many beginning authors over-rely on eye descriptions and eye colour to create an impression of their characters. Here are 7 tips for talking about your characters’ eyes creatively:

1. Avoid fixating on eye colour.

2. Make characters’ eyes a source of contrast or incongruity.

3. Use eye description to support story development.

4. Describe the eye area rather than just eye colour.

5. Think about how eyes can communicate psychological states.

6. Read examples of great eye descriptions from literature.

7. Move beyond learning how to describe eyes in a story.

Let’s unpack these points a little:

1. Avoid fixating on eye colour

How to describe characters - image of an eye

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