So I've wondered about doing any post on the actors and actresses I have considered to best emulate my characters -- obviously, I'm hoping that someday crazed fans will pour over this site to uncover all the angles and clues, the inspiration and anecdotes about my story, THE SOUL'S BELOVED. Do I want to taint the images in their minds as to how these characters appear for them? I want to leave some of that magical Mystery, right?
For now I won't be doing it, even though I know exactly who I would want to play Janus, for instance, and Klothos.
But what did occur to me as kinda cool is a PLAYLIST for one's novel. Music and lyric are powerful ways to convey a sense of a time, a person, a situation -- just as well as an image, in many cases. I have a whole bunch of songs that I listen to in order to 'get me in the mood' for working on my tale.
So, without further adieu, here are just a few vid's that fit the era and characters of THE SOUL'S BELOVED. It's a bit 80's, but that is the main era it is set in.
The Novel's Song: STORMS by Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac
This video has some awful moments (what does Stevie Nicks doing ballet have to do with this song, people?!), but it was the best demo of this song I could find. Close your eyes and just listen to the words, maybe?
Janus' song: SHAPE OF MY HEART by Sting
A haunting melody, the person described is Janus to the core.
Josephine's song: AMERICAN GIRL by Tom Petty
Micheal's song: WASTED TIME by The Eagles
The words say it all. For you writers out there, what video's or songs best convey your characeters, or even the breadth of your novel?
And, I tag Beth and Julie, Jen, Sandra and Jenny for this. There are some others I'd love to tag, but now I have to get back to writing...