I got the title for this one from an eighth grade project where we had to make up a plant/animal and see if it would survive in the various conditions our teacher made up, like evolution. I made a meat eating tree.
Have you ever noticed that I invariably start these with some sort of anecdote? Hm.
Anyway! I’m here today to talk about movie adaptations. I know. It’s every writer’s dream. I’ve heard a lot of people actually picture who will play their characters in movies. I don’t, mostly because I always picture the characters in my head and to me, they’re separate people. Maybe I’ve seen traits somewhere and combined them. But I don’t know who could or would play them in movies.
I remember Stephen King once said how if you ever watch a movie based off a book, whenever you read the book you tend to picture the actor who plays the character. Not me. It does happen sometimes just because of excellent casting, but most of the time, the picture stays who I have in my head.
What about you? Do you have a dream cast for your book or do you like who is in your head?