The End of Publishing

6:53 AM Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is a wonderful little video going around the internet within certain writing/reading circles. Once I finally watched it, I thought it was very well made and something to share with you here.  I hope you find it as clever and enjoyable as I did.

Writing Comic

12:02 PM Friday, June 4, 2010

This was too funny not to share.

Have a Happy Friday!

Who Is Your Celebrity Muse?

5:02 AM Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ewan McGregor
My favorite celebrity muse

I am a very visual person. When I'm reading a story, I often have problems visualizing characters clearly. This is usually through no fault of the author, I just have a hard time visualizing people (places, things, not so much a problem). So just like Jessica over at Diary of a Bibliophile, I often assign a "dream cast" to my reading. This is usually someone of considerable fame to represent that character. 

Sometimes this "vision problem" is a deterrent to my writing as well. I often feel I am not accurately describing a person's visage clearly to my reader. So I usually try to find a celebrity who is similar in appearance to my concept for that character. 

This is purely visual. I do not (or at least I try not to) let the real celebs personality affect my judgement of how close he/she is to my character. For instance, if I need a awkward and shy, middle-aged, black woman I may still envision Oprah Winfrey as my muse for this character even though she is certainly not awkward or shy.   

I have the feeling I am not the only one who does this. 
So what I'd like to know is, 

Who is your celebrity muse?