She adds that her agent hated seeing a female character’s hair color described, and she advises us to focus on subtler details about the character — sweat patches or scratches on their arms.
She encourages us to delve into our characters’ whole lives. “Your character has existed long before the reader meets them.”
The best thing to do is to connect your imagination with the readers, she says, and invoke settings and sensory details. That is probably why my favorite book is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, which brings to life a thriving circus that dances with the sweet crunch of toffee apples and the light smog scent of the fire.