Getting to know my characters

Jack and FynnTonight I took a short break from editing to draw up some really basic ideas of what my characters look like, it was a weird experience. In my head I’ve got pictures of what they all look and sound like but it was a whole other thing to get them down on paper.

Jack and FynnThe only character who has any resemblance to someone from ‘real life’ (in my own mind at least) is Fynn the Eldar: the first Fey person Jack meets on his entry to Fey. All the way through writing I pictured Qui Gon Jinn (or basically Liam Neeson). I could even hear him speaking the dialogue I wrote for him as I wrote it, which was actually pretty distracting.

Other than that my characters seem to have come from nowhere. I know they’re probably subconscious amalgamations of loads of people I know but consciously I just don’t see a resemblance.

I’ll do some more character profiles soon, once I’ve got a better idea about how to draw these people who’ve been following me around inside my head since the start of November. For tonight that’s me but I hope anyone dropping by has enjoyed meeting Jack and Fynn.

Let me know what you think to the character page (and to the official Jack Reusen web site itself), I’d love to hear some feedback, thanks for dropping by, Cheers, John

UPDATE: ‘Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame’ is now available in both paperback and in digital format, click this link to pop over to the ‘books’ page where you can find out more about the book and get details on how to get hold of your copy. Hope you like it 🙂

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