I know there are a few authors out there who canít write to music and have to
have dead silence to work in, but Iím not one of them.
When Iím about to start a new project I always try and find a playlist. Either
on iTunes or YouTube and I cycle through listening to that playlist while I write.
Honestly, not even sure if I hear the words, but I canít write in silence. When
itís too quiet my imagination can get the better of me.
When I was writing DARE SHE DATE AGAIN?. There was one song I was listening to a
lot which seemed to fit the theme of my characters and that was Avril Lavigne
& Chad Kroegerís ďLet Me GoĒ. Sadly now these two are no longer an item, but
This is a
link to the song I played over and over again.
Iím also quite visual when it comes to my writing. I often spend a lot of time
building secret Pinterest boards to inspire me. When the book gets a release
date I make them available to the public, itís just a quirk I have. We all have
them, quirks I mean. Iím not too sure about the Pinterest boards, but I know
that I need them.
I love movies and I like to cast my characters as if my book was going to film.
I thought Iíd share who I cast for characters in DARE SHE DATE
For George Atavik Iíve always pictured Canadian Actor Adam Beach. Iíve loved him
forever and he has that cheeky smile Iíve always seen on Georgeís face.
For Samantha Doxtator I pictured Tamara Podemski.
Actually fun fact about Adam Beach and Tamara Podemski is they acted in the
movie Dance Me Outside and in the television series The Rez
together, two of my favorite Canadian productions.
As Samís son Adam I pictured Boo Boo Stewart when he was still in his
Twilight days. Heís not this young any more, LOL but itís my fictional
movie cast and I say Adam looks like Boo Boo. Plus I like saying his name.
Thatís an awesome name.
I often ďcastĒ characters in my head when Iím reading. When I read Harry Potter
I pictured Hagrid to look like Robbie Coltrane, so when he was cast to play
Hagrid this made me extremely happy.
However, I didnít picture gorgeous Richard Armitage as a Dwarven King in The
Hobbit, but you canít win them all and he did a brilliant job any ways.
So readers do you cast characters in your head? Are their soundtracks or music
you think of when you read a certain book? Inquiring writer minds want to know.
About DARE SHE DATE AGAIN
To love againÖ?
Single mom and paramedic Samantha Doxtator has been living with a broken heart
after losing her husband years ago. Now she's finally back on track and
following her dream to become an air ambulance pilotÖafter training one last
Since nearly losing his life in a plane crash, George will not waste the second
chance he's been given, and he won't deny the sparks flying between him and his
new mentor. Does Samantha dare risk her own carefully guarded heart for another
opportunity at happiness?
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2 comments posted.
I like music in the background if I am doing something... I have a great imagination, but I am not a writer...
(Colleen Conklin 1:12pm October 27, 2014)