When I originally wrote the scenes at the wedding and in the hours after, Liz was wearing a purple bridesmaid’s dress. She didn’t like it, but she put it on and forgot about it, and I wrote the scenes with only a few references to what she was wearing, mostly comments from other people.
But then as I rewrote and focused, the story changed, and after the wedding, Lavender made Liz switch dresses with her (she had a good reason, I swear), so Liz is wearing a white silk wedding dress that’s a little too tight for her in the next four scenes. As I rewrote those scenes, I realized what a huge impact clothes can have on a character in specific and a story in general. Continue reading