Pretty as a Picture?

Thinking of the characters in my story, especially Alina, how do I describe them? I can get a small idea of their character from their history, but what did they look like? I talked to my husband Michael about it, and surprisingly Alina may have been the typical heroine – blond hair and blue eyes. They were Norman, and Normans were descended from the Vikings – they were ‘North men’.

I wonder if that is right? I can’t help thinking that it’s going to look trite, to make her blond and blue eyed, but it may be true.

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