Growing up my favorite Disney Princess was Ariel. These days I like Clary from The Mortal Instruments Series, Jacinda from the Firelight series, Quincie from the Tantalize series, and Amy from Across the Universe. What do all these characters have in common?
The fact that I’m a redhead has been a defining characteristic my whole life. So as a reader, red hair is something I instantly connect with. That makes our job as writers to include enough of those details to allow the reader to know our characters. The reader should be able to recognize our main characters if they were to walk down the street, sipping on their preferred soda or quoting their favorite movies.
What details do you include to ensure the readers know your characters?