Maybe it's the political arena to blame for this: the ShiTzu Hair Do talking about women like they're objects; the cacophony of sexist commentary --"You should smile more!" In truth, I don't care what your political beliefs are here; you can be R or D or voting for Bill the Cat, I'm only saying the political arena has sensitized me to this and my guess is quite a few other of your query readers (ie agents and editors) as well.
So a "beautiful twenty year old" better be a scotch.
A "long-legged physicist" better mean a giraffe with a Ph.d.
|Pub date: August 2016
Hair color is not character.
Facial structure is not plot.
Legs are not enticements to read, they're modes of transport. Or weapons.
Check your query for this kind of auto-pilot writing.
It's driving me particularly crazy right now, but it's bad writing at any time. Your characters must be three dimensional to be interesting, and in a query you don't have time for anything but that which makes the character enticing. Blonde isn't that. Neither is pretty. And stripper really really isn't.