When I started writing "The Reluctant Bachelor", I wanted a hero that looked like a guy next door. A nice guy who viewers would fall in love because of his good looks and his charm. When I saw Nathan Fillion (above) on "Castle", I knew I had found my hero.
He had the good looks, the charm and a great sense of humor. He looked like I pictured my Rick Allyn.
So when I was creating my heroine, I wanted someone capable, strong and who was beautiful without realizing it. I've loved Evangeline Lilly since her days on "Lost", so I created my heroine using the petite brunette.
I enjoy taking a character and trying to picture what they look like. I often use celebrities because I can google their names and find them in different poses and emotions.
One of my current ideas that I'm working on right now "stars" Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from "The Notebook". Wouldn't you like to read a book that featured them again?
What about you? Do you picture celebrities in your favorite stories? Who is your favorite starring hero/heroine?