It seems like just yesterday (but it was actually in December) that I announced the Character Description Cheat Sheet in a post about how to describe hair. Of course that post was about how to describe hair to an adult audience, which is not the same thing as describing to a young reader audience (who are much less interested in the smell of the hair, and much more interested in whether there are ribbons in it, for example).
And the Character Description Cheat Sheet I announced then was, not surprisingly, also aimed at an adult audience.
But what about if you are preparing a manuscript for a children’s book?
No problem – we have now developed the (equally free) Character Description Cheat Sheet for Children’s Books. Here is a snapshot of what it looks like, and you can download it for free (well, for the price of a tweet or a share on FaceBook).
I would like to thank children’s author Janet Smart for assisting with this special edition for children’s authors. She was helpful in reminding me of a number of points that I had overlooked.