I was recently asked to contribute a post to the blog "My Book, the Movie." The premise is that authors get to pick which actors they think should play the characters in their novels.
Is there a little bit of vanity that goes into an exercise like this? Certainly. And I was a little hesitant at first. But once I got over my initial trepidation, it quickly became one of the most fun writing exercises I've engaged in all year. I actually found myself arguing about the relative merits of choosing a well-known star versus a lesser-know-but-possibly-hungrier actor. Even after I submitted it, I came up with new names and kicked myself for not thinking of them sooner.
I won't spoil the post by telling you who my picks were. Instead, go here and check them out for yourself. Feel free to let me know if you agree or if you have any better ideas!