I just started exploring graphics, using my Samsung galaxy tablet, and wordle.com (which makes word collages! They’re awesome!)
I even found actors who I think look sort of what I would want my three central characters of Strong Hearts. I decided to just go on ahead and jump on the bandwagon. I even have four playlists for these characters, and for the entire novel itself. And those playlists are huge.
I was understating how much the actors I used to cast as my characters really could resemble Diana, Julian, and Meriwether Lewis.
Amelia Warner (Lorna Doone)Diana Wayland
Idealistic. Thoughtful. Sensitive. Hot-tempered. And sometimes too naive. She is almost obsessive about fantasizing about real people, building them up, until she distorts reality. This is one of her greatest faults.
(I was mildly euphoric when I looked him up and saw all of these pictures. Josh Lucas as Lewis? I think yes!)
Yes, he is a real person. An American hero. The explorer. But he has a special spot in my heart, and in my story. I do NOT warp history. I absolutely mutilated true facts when I first wrote this story at age fourteen, but I was a romantic young teen back then.
And I still am.
Henry Cavill (
The Man of Steel Count of Monte Cristo)
His smile. He has exactly the smile I imagined Julian having.
Julian is a doctor, and almost as idealistic as Diana. Although he does have a rational side, his idealism threatens to destroy the dream most precious to him.
The second graphic features lyrics from “Demons” by Imagine Dragons. The woman is supposed to be Diana . . . with Lewis. But I did not include this pose in my story. The song does apply, though. It is perfect for Lewis.