Here’s a great post from Teagan Geneviene on an aspect of descriptive narrative that is often overlooked. What is your character wearing?
Welcome everyone. I’m glad the weather does not usually effect our ability to have these virtual visits, but horse-feathers, it’s cold out there! Or at least it is cold for a lot of us. The question of what to wear is answered by “A coat!”
Life Magazine, October 1929
Have you guessed that I’m leading into another writing process post? Some people don’t like “descriptive writing” but I find some level of description helpful, whether I’m writing or reading. An occasional mention of a character’s clothing can help in several ways.
To me describing a garment is particularly helpful if the story is set in a different era, or an entirely different world.
I enjoyed Robert Jordan’s descriptions of the clothing of the various cultures he built in to the world of his “Wheel of Time” series. The garments helped define the nationalities. They also helped me keep up with the…
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