FUTURE ON FIRE (Chapter Rachel in Love)
Most writers are pretty ordinary-looking people, not worth describing. When we look unusual it's usually on the side of gawkiness or geekishness, for ours is a profession that doesn't require us to make a strong personal impression; rather it requires us to hole up for days and weeks on end with no one but a forgiving family and a typewriter or computer for company.
But some writers do choose to present themselves with a degree of flamboyance. Some festoon themselves like cockatoos; others collect an audience by being loud, outrageous, or otherwise