You have been asked to talk at a book club, women's group, history class at a high school. What might assist you in bringing your book to life? A living person from that book. But how is that possible? You as the author have the ability to bring those characters to life. How you ask? With costumes!
Costumes can be a wonderful tool to help your audience get in the mood for a great evening or afternoon.
Costumes bring your characters to life and the closer you can get to that era the better for you audience.
Don't forget props from your books and era too. When you have something tangible for readers to touch it further brings your story to life.
Sara Dahmen and her family. Award winning author of Doctor Kinney's Housekeeper. Historical fiction set in the 1881.
Costumes like novels all tell a story. As an author you can only enhance your story by adding something to your conversations with readers.
Just like setting a nice table at your signings a costume can bring someone that hadn't thought about buying or reading your novel to a purchase and invite you to her book club.
Enjoy the story you have written and spent so much time on. Dress the part and engage that person who has stopped by to see what you are all about.
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