The "Rock Stars" of Confederate Heritage
I always find images (models, usually stock models) to use during the writing of my stories, to prevent "character drift." (Back in the '80s, pre-Internet, I used to cut them out of catalogs and magazines). This model is very good for Knox, though I wish he were in more casual clothing. (There are about eight images of this fellow at BigStock -- they're all in suits and ties). The female model does not look nearly enough like Sydney (who hasn't actually "jelled" in my imagination yet, but I do know she looks somewhat different from this model; though I like this woman's sauciness.) I'll be on the lookout for a better model for Sydney.
In this image, the BigStock models are composited on a photo I took at Columbia, SC in 2000. (The models show the BigStock watermark because these are low-rez, comp images., and removing the watermark violates BigStock's copyright.)
All of the major characters have images, and preliminary backgrounds and backstories.
I have completed a 560-word synopsis, or overview, that will guide me through the early part of the writing.
Sometimes, the models I choose for the writing stage are used in promotions and video trailers when the story is finished. But it's a little early to be thinking about that for Going South....
Did I mention that this story is gonna be fun to write? It already IS fun!