Happy Tuesday All,
Well it's "Shrove Tuesday" or, some prefer to call it "Mardis Gras" which means "Fat Tuesday" (the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent). I really don't do anything to mark the day per se. I mean, I have a book with meditations and it has somethings to think about for this day, but I don't do anything big to mark the day. Do you?
Annette McCleave on SILK & SHADOWS blog, has interesting post about characters and what they look like, which has gotten me thinking about how I imagine characters when I read a book. Often times I don't have the same "vision" as the author of the book I'm reading, but generally, when I go back to the character description I realize I probably left out a detail when I pictured the character in my head.
It's funny thing, imagination. Sometimes it leads you down a great path and things "click" other times you wonder what went wrong.
Authors rely on their imaginations to picture their characters, stories, and even settings. Without it they wouldn't be able to describe things to you.
As for me, the hero of Surreal was something I thought of based on another factor, but then when I saw one of my brothers-in-law and thought about 2 others, I realized what I had essentially created was a morphed image of 3 of my brothers-in-law (which was all done subconsciously). Now, I'm not saying it's a literal translation, but it's as close to how my hero looks like in real life that I can get.
What about when you see movies that are based on books? Is the actor's portrayal how you pictured the characters?
When you see the models/actors that inspired an author, is that the image you had in your head when you read their novel(s)?
Have A Treat-Filled Tuesday!