Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Main Character Pictures

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Anyone else get a picture of their main character in their heads even before they start writing? The beautiful cover model for Kindar's Cure wasn't exactly what I pictured, but she was pretty close. Then somehow, over time, she went from being close to becoming the picture in my mind. 

Joni Pope sent me this picture through twitter. Thanks, Joni. It means a lot that you would take the time. 


  1. I almost always know what my characters look like. They change a little as I write, but that's probably for the best, since I usually model them after actors. lol

  2. I don't always start with a picture in mind-- a lot of times they'll end up looking like other characters I've seen/read about with similar personalities. And then, sometimes, your own mental images surprise you.

    I was watching the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie and I nearly had a heart attack when I saw one of the actresses. She was just an extra-- I don't think she got more than fifteen seconds of screen time, total-- but she was exactly one of the characters I'd been writing at the time.

    I love moments like that~