I get to cast the lead characters in my WIP for their staring role in the blockbuster hit Unyielding. And then I get to pick a song to sum up the story. NO PROBLEM! I've already casted my characters in my head, so each time they pop up in my story I can see them clearly and how they would act/react to each situation. (I have a photographic memory, so that probably helps:) So let's get started.
My MC was hard to cast as a teen. My original book started with him as an adult, then I decided that story should be a book 2 and I went back 20 years for book 1. Djimon Hounsou was the adult...this was the closest I could find to his teen counterpart.
Everyone meet Gabe. Age seventeen. Tall, thin, clumsy and hot tempered. A vigorous training routine whips him into shape though. He is a friend for life, and will fight till the end for the ones he loves. You don't want to be on the wrong side with him. He is an unyielding force. (I have no idea who this kid is...there was no one in hollywood that fit Gabe, I found this pic on a fantasy photo website)
Next is Rhet. He's everything you love in a person. Compassionate, selfless, strong...oh and super powerful. He does have a few secrets though that might surprise you. (Logan Lerman)
Now for the supporting cast. Maria is tough as nails, best swords(wo)man around. She has a soft spot for orphans and has taken these wayward misfits under her wing; her only weakness- them. (Catherine Zeta-Jones)
Next is her niece Delilah. A bit cold hearted but her and Gabe become quick friends. She is as fierce as her aunt. Ruthless. (no idea, just a character from a picture found online)
Then there is Steve. He's your class clown kind of character. A little annoying at times, but he's got a heart of gold and a joke to lighten every mood. (Jason Dolley)
And I have to introduce you to Steve's best friend Kid. Kid hasn't aged past 10, or so...but if you ask him, he's older than 100. (He's from another planet as many of these characters are) Kid is the biggest jerk you ever met in true Jersey style. Loud and mouthy with a comeback for anything. He doesn't give an inch and if you even look at him wrong he's all over you like a squirrel on crack. Yet somehow he's one of the good guys....I think. (sorry I couldn't find a better pic...I'll keep looking)
And Gabe's love interest is Nuri. Quiet, and mysterious.... (no idea)
My villain is Samael. Cunning and manipulative....he loves to think he's the good guy. (Val Kilmer)
And now for the song..... I literally listen to this song for inspiration.
So there you have it.