Visualization

I was looking for someone to picture in my head while I wrote about my bad boy, Enzo, in my time travel novel. While I was on the CW website, I saw a picture of Paul Wesley on the link for the TV show The Vampire Dairies. I’ve never watched the show, but this image of him caught my eye….

Do you use TV or movie stars as your inspiration?

The Vampire Diaries. Pictured: Paul Wesley as Stefan. Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels III / The CW. © 2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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6 thoughts on “Visualization

  1. I guess the underlying desire for my book to be published and then picked up as the basis for a screenplay cause me to constantly think of how my story and characters would look on the big or small screen. As such, I often have a real “star” in mind when I am writing a character, although I try to stay away from the obvious drama magnets like Charlie Sheen or Lindsey Lohan.

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  2. I don’t use TV or movie personalities for my inspiration. I think they feel to “unreal” to me. I tend to picture certain identifying features and then an image develops in my mind as the character comes to life.

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      • I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking 😉

        I usually have one thing that is a physical representation of who they are. ie my character Amy Lewis who was “starving” for a sense of security was extraordinarily thin … as I wrote her back story, the rest of her physical appearance emerged. (It’s not always quite that clear cut … ie a man might have strong, nice-looking hands that in my mind evokes his competence and stability … the more I try to explain this the more absurd it sounds. I think I’ll stop now!!)

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