It happens to me often and I like to call it 'man-spiration'.Manspiration is: when I am inspired to write heroes by seeing or watching some gorgeous guy on telly or searching on the net for models... all in the name of research people!
I love this job!
*Disclaimer: my husband is my biggest bit of manspiration. LOL.
I am always interested in seeing who inspired (if anyone) my favourite author's heroes... So today I'm telling you about my latest manspiration.
Welcome Ben Mansfield acting as Captain Becker in Primeval (which I am totally enamored with at the moment).
|Rather dishy isn't he?|
[Image courtesy: Fanpop]
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|[Image courtesy: fanpop]|
Due to my latest bit of manspiration and his love of guns, I've found my self pondering how I could work guns into one of my WIPs - LOL and I think I've found it. Oh, and if you're wondering which hero Ben Mansfield would be, I think he'd make an ideal Cain, in my WIP "Able as Cain".
Of course, when I write, I don't base my character solely on my manspiration. I use the bits and pieces I find attractive, discard things I find less attractive and make up the rest... I do take the time to study male faces for expression in movies and photos. This helps me to see where creases occur, so I can realistically relate expressions back to my written characters. You'd be surprised how differently some men grimace, how tension is expressed in either a clench of the jaw or a thunderous swoop of the eyebrows... research in the name of manspiration is very useful for this, I recommend it. :D
Gallery of of my other 'manspired' heroes.
|Omeed Isari as Omar, Magical Creations|
|Gabriel Aubry as Bo, Mimosa Black|
|Jay Byers as Lucian, Magical Redemption|
|Burak Ozcivit as Imran, Magical Gains|
Enjoy your week.