Why I love research
I have a confession. I trawl the internet for hot guys. Did I mention I have been in a relationship for nine years? And that I am getting married at the end of next year? My fiance understands though. It is all in the name of research.
You see, I like to put together a folder on my characters — especially my male characters. The folder includes a word document containing a Q&A with the character, as well as a range of pictures: their house, their car, their town and — of course — them. Now, I love all of my characters, but I get a kick out of digging up pics of my male characters. Let me share a pic of the character in the manuscript currently with my agent: Tom.
Okay, so I cannot think of a point in the novel where he has his shirt off (sorry ladies), but this pic was too, too good. He is more likely to look like this:
Sigh. You can see why I was over the moon when I had a dream about him the other night. It reminded me of the famous story about Stephanie Meyer ‘dreaming up’ Twilight — but my dream was post, not pre production. It was like I got to meet my character. I loved it.
I will leave you with another picture. This is of Tom and his love interest:
Yes, I really did manage to find the same male model for all three photographs. He is the delicious Albert Reed. You should really check him out.
What about your leading ladies!? Do share.
Touche! I will have to gather them up for my next post!
this made me laugh out loud. Some might even say LOL!