You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.
As a reader, how important is it to you to have the author give physical descriptions of the major characters? Does it help you get a feel for the story or is it just extraneous information that you ignore?