Friday, June 10, 2011

Passive Writing = Passive Characters by Lynne Gentry

Passive Writing = Passive Characters

Dallas stage costume designer, Eric Criner says “Bland costumes that blend into bland walls equal bland characters.” So when Eric is considering how he’s going to dress the leads, he looks for costume colors that pop against the background. He would never put a taupe dress on his heroine and stand her in front of a taupe wall. Dress her in red or black and she is the only thing the audience sees.

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