100/100 CHALLENGE 44: What a character looks like

Day 44

Do I as a reader want to know what a character looks like as well as what they do and how they behave? I think I do. A tall person entering a cave would enter differently from a small person, someone with fair hair and blue eyes might squint in the sun without sunglasses and miss something important. Someone who takes care of their appearance might be meticulous in other ways. How they look can signal something to other characters – and to the reader. Also, I want to ‘see’ them, not imagine them – I also like to ‘see’ the location!

April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.


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