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Writing

8 Ways to Describe Character Features in Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 3, 2021 • 4 min read

A person's eyes can reveal a wide range of emotions. A simple gaze, a blank stare, or a narrow squint can all convey deep meaning. The expressive power of human eyes makes them the perfect literary tool for character development in fiction writing. Eyes can let a reader in on a secret, signal intent, or offer clues to a character’s mental state. Incorporating precise descriptions of characters’ eyes in your writing can provide deeper insights into the story.