I know there are a few authors out there who can’t write to music and have to
have dead silence to work in, but I’m not one of them.
When I’m 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 can’t write in silence. When
it’s 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 Kroeger’s “Let Me Go”. Sadly now these two are no longer an item, but
This is a
link to the song I played over and over again.
I’m 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, it’s just a quirk I have. We all have
them, quirks I mean. I’m 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 I’d share who I cast for characters in DARE SHE DATE
For George Atavik I’ve always pictured Canadian Actor Adam Beach. I’ve loved him
forever and he has that cheeky smile I’ve always seen on George’s 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 Sam’s son Adam I pictured Boo Boo Stewart when he was still in his
Twilight days. He’s not this young any more, LOL but it’s my fictional
movie cast and I say Adam looks like Boo Boo. Plus I like saying his name.
That’s an awesome name.
I often “cast” characters in my head when I’m 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 didn’t picture gorgeous Richard Armitage as a Dwarven King in The
Hobbit, but you can’t 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 again…?
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 pilot…after 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)