When reading a book, do you ever wonder how the author pictures their characters? (This is the part where you say yes.)
Well, here’s your answer:
Truly, no photograph is ever perfect, but when I start writing I often browse the web in search of a face I can put with my characters. I look for expressions that match the personality I’ve developed for each person, as well as something that jumps out at me. Sometimes it’s the eyes, other times it’s the way they hold themselves, and once in a while I picture them turning to one another to chat. Like the beginning of the Brady Bunch. When that feels right, I’ve found my characters.