"Tall and angular as a gravedigger's spade, she considered herself an expert in the crafting of bitter sorrows. Her hair was long, black, and as rigid as piano wire."
How's that for a description? In just a very few words you know pretty much everything you need to know about Emilina the Witch. This is from page 2 of The Witches' Kitchen by Allen Williams. I hope my novella will glow with well-crafted passages like that!