Because every writer dreams of not only seeing their books on the shelves everywhere, but also as a movie on every screen around the globe. Isn’t it true? It sure is.
Here is what Kyra says: “Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to post a photo of the actors or actresses you would like to play the characters in your WiP if it were to be made into a movie. It can be just one character, or the entire cast! Secondly, we want you to soundtrack your movie! Head over to YouTube, and post a song that best describes one of your characters, or your story as a whole. Again, you can pick one song, or several, it’s entirely up to you!”
My first challenge was to choose between my WIPs.
But it wasn’t a challenge really. I’m super excited about my new idea, my totally pantsed new idea, one that doesn’t have a title yet (I’ll probably come up with one after the first draft is finished), but I know the name of my characters and I love it.
NAYELI — means “I Love You” in Native American
She is 19 and a shaman—shy but powerful.
The first actress who popped on my mind was Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones with her blonde-white hair and leather attire. But, oh well, that image was taken, and I thought of another one: Avril Lavigne.
Despite her messy life, Avril is beautiful and talented. Look at that face. I even played on photoshop and gave her a whitish hair (under 30 secs, guys, don’t look for quality). I guess it doesn’t look that bad. Perhaps a little less white later ;) Or, hum, I could blame the background for not helping too lol
Imagine Nayeli as a regular girl, with jeans and flats, then, during rituals and missions, she wears suede pants and vest and leather boots.
She lives under the shadow of her extroverted and eloquent sister, until *something* happens and she is forced to take action. Ha! Quite a tease, right? *wink, wink*
ALEC — means “Defender of People”
He is 20 and a bounty hunter—loner and quiet.
First, I thought of Jared Leto, Shane West and/or Taylor Kitsch, but they are too old (hot old, yes) to play my character. Then I remember another younger actor but equally handsome: Nathan Keyes.
I found out about Nathan when watching Ben 10 the movie—recognize the car on the pic above? Yes, I’m a 28yo girl who is a fan of Ben 10, especially of Kevin and Gwen (and their “relationship”). Since then, I follow him on Facebook (btw, he links youtube videos of his next series where he appears shirtless!!).
As a great actor, I think we can expect many great things of Nathan in the future.
Anyway, he would be a perfect Alec. Mysterious, with that killer stare and the hint of a smile. Yum!
Aren’t they a GORGEOUS couple? I think they are!
As for the soundtrack. Well, that wasn’t easy. I wanted to find a song with lyrics and by someone famous, but the truth is, I like to dream and write about this wip and let my mind wander through it when I’m listening to songs by Two Step From Hell.
Here are a couple of examples:
Did you like it? Would you watch my movie? lol
How about your WIP’s cast and song?
UPDATE: On Twitter, I told Nathan Keyes that I had chosen him for this bloghop and he RT’d to his followers! Look here! *fans self*
I don’t usually publish two posts on the same day, but I couldn’t pass this opportunity up … I just found out about the Teenage Heartthrob Blogfest through my friend Theresa’s blog. This awesome blogfest is hosted by Vic Caswell, Sarah Ahiers, and Emily White.
From Vic’s blog: “Today’s the day for our teenage heartthrob blogfest, in which we feature the seven top celebs that made our hearts skip a beat back in the day.”
When I was about 11 to 15, my bedroom walls were covered with photos of these guys:
David Boreanaz (Actually, I was in love with Angel, not the actor hehe)
Honorable mentions: Rider Strong, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Keanu Reeves, Heath Ledger, Edward Furlong (who, by the way, grew up to be a very unattractive man) and:
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
(Yes, I kind of had a crush on a cartoon character. I actually still love this cartoon and that they included a strong female to compete with him—Jessie Bannon)
Who were your teenage crushes?
There is still time to sign up for the blogfest! Just visit the hostess’ blogs and add your name and blog to the Linky list!
PRETTY AMY by Lisa Burstein coming in May/2012 from Entangled Publishing.
Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.
Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.
In addition to the PRETTY AMY cover reveal, Entangled Publishing will be hosting a Worst Prom Photo contest in the weeks leading up to AMY’s release on May 15. So make sure to dust off your old prom photos—the more tulle, bows, and big hair the better!—and watch Lisa’s site, http://www.lisaburstein.com, for details on how to submit/enter to win a beauty package.
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.
She was a lot like Amy when she was in high school.
She is still a lot like Amy.
Lisa with her prom date ;)
Here is a list of the books I’ve read on February 2012. I don’t review the books I read, though I rate them on GoodReads.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t read as many books as I’m used to because of all the visiting and packing (we’re moving back to the US in the end of March).
The Last Beginning by Rachel Firasek
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout