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Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday's Muse~Main Character Inspiration

My new main character bares a resemblance to the actor Kellan Lutz. Kellan may not have my MC's shoulder length brown hair (which he cuts later in the book for practical reasons), green eyes, or tropical tan, but he's close enough to be inspiring.

I'm sure Kellan is at least in his early twenties but there aren't many seventeen year old actors out there that are built like my character. A hard life of fighting and swinging a battle ax around just isn't something the teenagers of this world really have to do much! Thank goodness. I did mention it's young adult fantasy didn't I?!

I'm still reading pages of Unders My Skin when I get a chance but I'm also trying to tackle Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel at the same time. Reading is slow going since I'm in full swing writing mode.

This week's song off my playlist is Patience by Guns & Roses. Yep, really. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V693C4/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk5

14 comments:

  1. Okay I know I'd be totally robbing the cradle, but he is so hot. Nice choice. :)

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  2. No worries Lisa, this is an early picture of him. He's in his early twenties now I think. It would have been oh so wrong to post a current picture of him as his more recent photo shoots scarcely cover the essentials!

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  3. I know huh Lindsey?! Very squee worthy!

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  4. I love WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL--awesome book!

    Your main character sounds intriguing. Battle axes, huh?

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  5. I hardly recognized him as the same guy in Twilight. Is it the hair?

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  6. I know huh Elle? He looks a bit different in Twilight!

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  7. I'm loving Maass's book as well Olleymae, great stuff in there. Yep, my MC's favored weapon is a battle axe! Love this character!

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  8. Heather he is a cutie! And... could pass for 17. I got a lot out of Donald's book... will be reading it again before I attack my novel. I'm also wondering, what is the market for adult female fantasy books? My fantasy...Real men who swing a broom instead of an axe? :) Have a great day!

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  9. I feel like such a dirty old woman when I see pics like this, lol. Total. Hawtness.

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  10. Ah, Patience! :-) I love it. I'm also reading Donald's book (again). Good stuff.

    Kellan definitely looks 17, and I can totally picture him with longer hair, a tan, and green eyes. With a few minutes in Photoshop, we could make you the perfect match!

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  11. Karlene, he is isn't he? The market for female adult fantasy novels is great! Go for it girl!

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  12. I know huh Angela?! Whew, somebody get me a cabana boy with one of those leafy fans!

    You're giving Donald's book a second read through huh Portia? That must mean it's good! Now that you mention photoshop, I'm going to have to get better at it!

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  13. "Reading is slow going since I'm in full swing writing mode." I so relate! I typically don't read much when I'm buried in my manuscript. But when I'm in between projects? Hello, library.

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