Casting Call for Characters

Stumble onto many authors’s Pinterest pages, and you’re likely as not to find a folder of “face casts” — photos of models or actors that resemble their characters.

I imagine that, to some, this sounds like a silly fantasy — authors and fans trying to cast a movie that hasn’t been written or optioned and is likely to never exist.

To others, it might sound like lazy characterization — the writer didn’t describe the character well enough on the page, so now they’re forced to resort to using photos of actors to describe their characters.

To the less uptight, it might simply sound like some good, writerly fun to distract from the hours of prose and crippling isolation. There’s definitely an aspect of that, I’m not going to lie.

An interesting idea, procrastinating or not. Read about it at Medium.