Do you believe the eyes are windows to the soul?
Whether you believe this cliché or not, eyes are important. How you describe the eyes of a character can reveal a lot to the reader.
“Eyes that sparkled like sapphires glanced my way.”
This sentence tells us only that the person is blue-eyed.
“Cold, blue eyes locked with mine. A chill rippled down my spine.”
Tells us the character has blue eyes and may be dangerous.
“Her blue gaze froze me in place.”
Lets us know the character is a woman and she ain’t happy.
“Lines crinkled at the corners of her sapphire eyes as they danced with mischief.”
This last one, again indicates the character is a woman and she may be laughing at or with another character.
If a body part is as important as William Shakespeare contended, we need to make certain our readers see into the heart…
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