One of the best parts of writing is setting up the next book, or next series. I particularly like picking images that represent the characters I wish to write about. With an image of a real person, especially actors, it’s easier for me to describe expressions and choreography between them as the story plays out.
But sometimes it doesn’t work, and I can’t find the right image to match to vague impression in my head. It drives me insane. Unfortunately, even with edits hanging over my head, I’m at that point now.
I’m writing an regency romance series, based around one estranged English family. My family has three brothers and one sister – all dark haired, ages between twenty-one and twenty-nine.
The eldest is Leopold – tanned, serious, but with dimples when he smiles
Next is Oliver – pale, artist, and barely civilized, tallest
Third is Rose – uptight, terrible temper when pushed, a neat freak
Last is Tobias – weathered sailor, scoundrel, and a really bad influence
The problem is I can’t picture them clearly. So … care to help?
Below are twelve images, male and female, to get you started. Match the image below to one of the four characters above and put your votes into the comments. If you have a better choice I haven’t listed, please, please, please post a link to the image you think is better or give me a name and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post later in the day. I'd love to get some faces to the names:
1. Colin Firth was, of course, considered but he IS Mr. Darcy to me and I just can’t recast him in any other role
2. Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt do nothing for me. So sorry.
Ready? Suggest away.
~ Lady Wicked