Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Character Dressing:

Lackey dresses daily for the job he wants, not the job he has. His suits boast designer tags his paychecks clearly cannot support. Shoes always shined. Cologne offends. Even his never-a-strand-out-of-place haircut pissed me off from the moment we grudgingly shook hands.
-Phil Brody, The Holden Age of Hollywood


  1. Randall -- Google Alerts pointed me in this direction this morning. I love this! Spot on depiction IMO. Now...can I persuade you to do one of Share?

  2. Phil,

    I'm honored you took the time to post here. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Share. I only recently discovered your work from a comment someone left at Janet Reid's website. I was doing some research on character development and someone cited your work.

  3. Yeah, I saw that mention on Janet's site. Regardless, this was cool to find... and if it inspires you, this is Share's intro:

    Thoughts get derailed when someone enters the picture. This tall, slender, smoking hot gotta-be-an-actress with stellar gams and straight black hair that almost meets her I-swear-sometimes-God-is-an-artist perfect ass. Love her right off the bat. Trust me, you would too.

    I introduce myself and we shake hands. Touch of her skin confirms a smoldering attraction. The smile in her chestnut eyes ignites it.

    1. I'm so embarrassed. I thought Share was the name of one of your later novels. I see now that Share is the name of another character in the Holden Age of Hollywood.

      Yes, I like her character very much. I'll see if I can come up with a photo of her to do your description justice.

  4. is that how you do these? from photos? if so, email me at emailphilbrody (at) gmail.com & I'll send you something