Writer-Chat Tuesday: Character Casting Ideas (for a presentation)
I’m going to be speaking at the Arkansas ACFW meeting this Saturday, and they’ve asked me to do my workshop on Character Casting.
Well, to be perfectly honest, it’s been six years since the last time I did this workshop—in 2006 as my teaching module my last residency at grad school. When I pulled up the presentation, I found it woefully outdated. I’ve got a bunch of my own new methods and techniques and websites to add to it (actually, I’m planning to start brand new, rather than trying to revise the old one).
So, since I’m starting over again, I thought I would broaden my horizons, cast my nets wide, and find out from all of you writers out there . . .
How do you “cast” (visualize) your characters? What are your favorite magazines, catalogues, websites, etc., from which to pull templates? How do you keep/organize your templates? How do you use your templates when you’re in the process of writing your story?
Let’s have some fun!