As a writer, a guilty pleasure of mine is imagining which actor/actress should play the characters in my book. So I had great fun making this chart for the story I’m hoping to publish one day. The chart looks a little messy, but whateverrr.
England 1866: A love story about a prostitute and a gentleman in a time of social turmoil.
Léa Seydoux as Amanda Hollingworth
James Purefoy as Lucas Creswell
Gillian Anderson as Mrs. Creswell
Sally Hawkins as Madame Bedwyn
Amanda Hale as Jane Roderick
David Morrissey as James Roderick
Imogen Poots as Theodosia Drury
It was pretty easy making this chart, though very time consuming (at least for me). I don’t have a photo-editing program so used the following sites:
For pretty text fonts: Picmonkey
For combining photos: Fotoflexer
For cropping photos into circles (and other more complicated but wonderful stuff): Sumopaint*
*But if you’re a newb like me you might want to read the instructions on this site on how to crop circular photos.
If you do make your own character chart and post it on your blog, send me the link in a comment below! Happy Chart-Making!
13 thoughts on “Story Character Chart: Your Book Turned into a Movie”
So pretty! ❤
Looks so official too! We NEED a Night Flower movie now.
I was actually thinking of DOTS while working on this. But then I was like – darn, I can’t think of an actor to play Kael.
Kael is purely my imagination. I haven’t found a real-life inspiration for him. (No one can do his amazing badassness justice, lol!)
Haha! I hope to read more about Mr. Badass very soon!!! *waves fist*
Thanks for giving me an excuse to entertain what is also my guilty pleasure, June. It’s so much fun to daydream about a cast. I’m most definitely snagging this concept. I think we should include the names of the actors too. I know most of yours, but not all.
Do you have any casts daydreamed for Ona and Antoni (assuming that Antoni is the hero)? Or still undecided?
Good point about the names. I’m going to edit the names into the entry right now!
No, Ona and Antoni were casted from the get-go, but I will keep the players a secret until I make my own chart 😉
Ahhhh so curious!! can’t wait 😀
Great casting. I love this idea. Might have a go for my latest WIP. 🙂
Thanks! I hope you do make one! I love learning about the castings for characters from other books!
I think it will make the characters stronger in my mind too, to get a visual on them and lay it out like that. Great idea.
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It looks great. It also seems like a great way to keep track of a characters relationships to other or if their are different groups/societies in a book.
Exactly! And I like the idea of using the chart to draft different societies.