The melody of my book
Most of you have read excerpts from my book Into the Gray. If you have not you can read them here: http://www.diaryoffantasticdiscoveries.com/2016/08/08/into-the-gray-2/
In this post, I am going to discuss the music of my ears that helped me develop the idea of this story, and what famous actors I could see playing the roles of my characters. Writing is a muse that we writers can not ignore. It’s like a song that echoes in our heads telling us what we need to write, or giving us ideas like an annoying voice in our heads. If you are anything like me writing is not a chore it is a necessity just like breathing.
My inspiration for Into The gray started as a short story that had numerous holes in the story during my creative writing course in high school. My teacher told me if I cleaned up the piece and made it flow better it could win me an award. Of course, I would've never predicted that this same story would develop into a full on chapter book.
Into The gray was initially supposed to be a short story epiphany piece that developed with the idea of a stoplight, and a boy with dark hair that I saw smoking on a green one day. ( I would've never predicted that this same boy would end up being my workmate for a few years later on in life.) This boy would inspire the character Rex in my story who plays as a double agent of a lover and a detective. The bad guy, and the good guy all in one.
Alana who is the main character is supposed to reveal parts of myself that I did not know existed but the playout of her encounter with Rex is not what I expected as a writer. My character Aaron developed as an idea of a person I know who I joke about all the time being a secret killer. It may seem rather comical but as I wrote the story my characters spoke to me leaving me with holes to fill once I figure out how I wanted to end the story. ( I won’t reveal how it ends yet.)
Out of curiosity I decided to pick out the cast for my story based on who I think would play out each character’s flaws perfectly. A good actor can play out the good parts of a character, and the bad like Alan Rickman, bless his soul.
The first character I would like to cast would be Rex. The glorious detective is a dark haired, sapphire eyed man. He is mysterious and is the bad guy that everyone sees disguised as the good guy. My choice actor would be Ian Somerhalder who played Bone in Lost, and Damon in Vampire Diaries. Yes. I cast him because he is hot. Not only is Ian hot but he has a personality which is quirky that could fit the role real well. I mean who doesn’t like quirky actors?
Alana is a harder role to fill as you need both a younger one, and an older one. In this case, it mean casting two actresses rather than one. Alicia Vikander may make the role as an older version of her but I can’t think of any good young actresses that could fit the part.
Rachel would also need double actresses. However, I think a fitting role of her older version would be Emily Ratajkowski, I do not know any younger actresses right now but this would be my best fit for her.
Amanda would have to be played by a blonde. Bella Thorne would be the best role for her because she is young enough to fill the spot and this character doesn’t last long in the story.
My last cast member would be Daniel. I need an asian actor for him which I think Yoo Seung Yo would be perfect for him. He looked young and keep up the energy and friction with Ian.
Now that I have come up with a mini cast it makes me wonder what this book would be like in a movie format. I love how my muses lead me to odd places. Anyways, If you notice I do have an odd on my page if you click it I will forever be grateful as it helps me in one way or another. Other than this, I will have up a human challenge post tomorrow, and so forth. Have you ever thought about what characters fit your story?