I don’t normally have an actual person in my mind when I start writing my characters, but the other night, as Hubby and I watched 27 Dresses, I couldn’t help thinking how my hero in Wishing on Willows could be James Marsden’s identical twin.
Here’s Braxton McKay, shrewd entrepreneur (only he has dark eyes, not blue):
So here I had a very clear picture of my hero, but none of my heroine. It all felt very lopsided. When I first created my heroine, I pictured one of my best friends. Not in personality, but in looks. And since I’m not going to post my friend’s picture on my blog, I am going to post my friend’s celebrity look-alike, Jennifer Connealy.
Here’s Robin Price, devoted widow (only Robin has pale blue eyes, not hazel):