Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hands

This week, when capturing descriptions of people in your notebook, pay particular attention to people's hands. Some things to get you started noticing:
  • Length of fingers
  • Jewelry, tattoos
  • How well tended the fingernails are, color, length, shape
  • Wrinkles
  • Stains, dirt
  • Prominence of knuckles
  • Coloration, smooth or splotchy
  • Prominence of veins
  • Moles, warts, rashes
  • Calluses, scars, blisters, scratches (and think about the causes)
  • How they're held (tight, relaxed)
  • How they move
  • Whether the person need to use her hands to talk
This is a continuation of ideas for a Writer's notebook that I've been posting each Saturday. Click on Writer's notebook to the right to see them all.
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