I thought I’d tell you about the BAD guy in the novel. I like to cast my characters with actors. It helps me visualise them. So Philip Carter, the villain of the piece, is George Clooney.
I know he normally plays good guys but I needed bad guy that looked like a good guy, so George got the part.
So let me introduce you to Philip Carter:
Occupation: A consultant in thoracic surgery at a private hospital.
Hair is dark brown with silver at the temples
About 13 stone
Can be violent
Watches his weight
Appears kind and polite
Background: Upper class
Internal Conflicts: His violence
External Conflicts: People don’t understand him or his needs
Goal – to dominate his family
Plan to achieve the goal – To make the family submissive and obey his rules.
This is also how I set out a character page, or pages. It allows me to know all the characters well before I start to write.