Sunday, June 2, 2013

Character Boards

One of my favorite things to do when I write is to cast my books. I create a board (which hangs over my desk) with images to remind me what my characters look like. Usually, I cast actors I know, which helps me to capture vocal patterns and rhythms. 

The cast of House on the Square, though, has come mainly from 19th century oil paintings (although Teddy Roosevelt, a stock photo, and some dashing criminal's mug shot have all made the grade, too).

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