T is for Talia and her Trees

Talia. Where do I even start with her? I talk about her all the time it seems, and yet I still feel like there’s so much more to tell. But I can’t tell you all or you’ll never need to read the next three books that I’m writing about her.

Believe it or not, I do hate having to be mysterious about things.

A friend of mine pointed out some interesting things a while back. I guess I wrote a lot more of myself into Talia’s character than I ever thought. Here are a few things we have in common:

  • I’m a morning person. Sunrises are one of my favorite things to watch but I don’t get to do it very often. 
  • I get a lot of energy from the sun. Cloudy days leave me feeling drained and sad, so bring on the sun. 
  • I have freaky dreams and the song “It’s a Mad World” sort of fits me.
  • Talia is deeply spiritual, she loves nature and feels whole when surrounded by the beautiful things of her world. So do I.
  • I take great comfort in a warm fuzzy animal curled up on my lap or keeping my feet warm.
  • I really wish I could see inside my hubby’s head so that we could really understand what we each mean as opposed to trying to translate what’s been said. 
  • There are times I would rather hole up inside my head and pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist so that I don’t have to deal with it. 
She does what I wish I could do better. Motivate herself to take action in spite of her fears.

And now, the eye candy gallery for the guys. These are actresses I can see playing Talia.

Ashley Greene–with THIS hair
Amber Heard
Jessica Lowndes
Katharine McPhee

And, last but not least, here is the actress and photo that FIRST inspired Talia’s character.

Emily Deschanel

Other Posts About Talia:

First interview-2010
Interview over at Michael Offutt’s 2013 (with amazing pictures)
Podcast of an Almost Kiss scene 2013
Valentine’s Interview and 1st Kiss scene 2013

Do you ever find bits of yourself in your characters that you didn’t plan?


About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on April 23, 2013, in Blog Hop, Blogging A to Z, World of Sendek. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the lovely ladies today!I'm pretty sure your husband wants to see inside your head as well.

  2. I join Alex in thanking you for the eye-candy. I like Emily, but her sister Zooey is my favorite.Shawn at Reading Practice & Laughing at Life 2

  3. I like Ashley Green or Emily Deschanel. They look close to the cover image.

  4. I find it hard to not write myself into a character sometimes. I have to step back and say wait a minute she would never say that.I love all your choices for Talia.

  5. All my main characters are bits of me. In different ways. At different times. But me, mostly.

  6. You're welcome, LOL. Yeah, I think Emily might be a bit older for the movie crowd these days.

  7. They do don't they? The more I think about it, the more Ashley Green becomes my top choice.

  8. Thanks Jai. Sometimes I have to do the same–stop and ask myself what the character would really do and say.

  9. I think it's how we work out all of our emotional distress.

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