Heroes—Is It In The Eyes . . . Or Elsewhere

Cr_gainsborough_nephew Cara/Andrea here,
I have been thinking about men recently—purely as research, of course. In starting a new book, the first part of the process for me always entails creating the hero. I usually have a notion of the basic elements of his character—rakish rogue, sensitive artist, honorable soldier, but I Close up 1need to really visualize him in order to flesh out the nuances. (Though most of the real details come as the story develops. Being a total pantser, I confess that I’m not always sure exactly how he’s going to react —despite my own assumptions he often surprises me!)

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