Just as book trends see certain genres fall in and out of favor, there are certain elements of books that once worked but now no longer do.
One such example is the clichéd mirror look, aka when the author has the MC look in a mirror and describe themselves so the reader knows how they look.
Yep, writers used to do this all the time, and when you’re a wannabe writer and you see this trick used in all the big-time published books, it works its way into your own writing.
But there are better options to get the physical description of your main character to the reader, as these 5 ways show…
5 Ways To Describe A Character Without Using The Clichéd Mirror Look
1. Through The Lens Of Other Characters
This of course only works if your book uses multiple POV’s. If it does, have the other characters
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