Accessorize with Purpose

At first glance, this may seem like just a scarf, but in truth, this accessory has a story.

I think this scarf is so me.

Lynne peered inside the beautiful black and white gift bag. “For me?”

“For you.” Her friend Kim beamed. “Try it on.”

Lynne wrapped the scarf around her neck. Silky ruffles caressed her skin and soothed the jagged edges from her week. Thank you seemed so inadequate, especially when she didn’t deserve to feel so … what did this scarf make her feel? Hopeful. That next week would be better. That she was blessed beyond all measure because God had seen fit to put wonderful people in her path. That she could get up and try again.

Kim fluffed the layered flounce. “It’s you, don’t you think?”

“Me?” Lynne fingered the ruffles that fell gently around her shoulders. “You know, I think it is.”

When you accessorize your characters, put something on them that means something or causes them to reflect. Perhaps they’re wearing shoes that a well-worn and broken in, kind of like they’re feeling. Or perhaps they’re wearing a necklace that’s cutting off their air kind of like the man who’s getting way to close. Accesorize with purpose and tap those emotions.

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About lynnegentry

Wife. Mother. Writer. Acting Coach. Director of Dallas International Performing Arts Academy.
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5 Responses to Accessorize with Purpose

  1. Julie Marx says:

    THAT really brought your message to life. Thanks, Lynne.
    I so appreciate your “teaching” points. As usual.

  2. hollywsmith says:

    Always love these-veryhelpful-thanks Lynne and the scarf is YOU!

  3. Great tips, Lynne! Love how you help us bring characters to life.

    BIG hugs to you, sweet friend!

  4. Lynne Gentry says:

    Julie, Holly, Lisa … thanks for stopping by. In the vain of Steel Magnolias … a woman’s ability to accessorize is all that separates us from the wild animals … or something like that. 🙂

  5. Michelle says:

    A cool scarf indeed! Thanks 🙂

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