Tuesday 24 May 2011

Dream Team . . .

Every writer dreams of success. I'm not exempt here. Every writer dreams of seeing their name on the front cover of a novel they've slaved over for what feels like eternity. Every writer dreams of having their story put out there and loved by the public. But does it end there? Did JK Rowling ever dream of seeing Harry Potter turn into the blockbuster film that it is now? (some people have all the luck)

Still I'm not exempt here. I'm a dreamer. Always have been and always will be. I'm not saying my work will ever reach the realms of success that Harry Potter and the likes have reached, but watching reams of scenes go through my head like a film, it's kinda hard not to consider such things.

Am I alone in this thought? And am I alone in the fact that I've put together a dream cast?

In a fictional world that revolves around my successes, and in a world where my latest, Lady of the Seas, should get spotted and turned into a film, here is who I hope they would cast for my main characters.

Jake Gyllenhaal - aka, Rowen McGregor: Captain of the Galleon, Lady of the Seas, a man whose life revolves around the seas and his expecting wife, and a man whose guilt drives him to hunting down a creature that he inevitably brought ashore. Best known for his roles in 'Donnie Darko', 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Prince of Persia', and 'Brokeback Mountain'.

Emily Blunt - aka, Peynton McGregor: Wife of the Captain of the Lady of the Seas and mother of his unborn child. Best known for her roles in 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'The Young Victoria', and 'Gulliver's Travels'.

Ryan Gosling - aka, a possible Quinlan Spicer, Ship's Master and Rowen's friend. If he grows his blond hair longer, he could possible find himself the part . . .

And that's the Dream Team. What about your work? Have you ever considered who would play the parts of your characters?


  1. I cast people in roles in my books all the time, if only because it helps me to draw the character.

  2. I thought you cast yourself in all your roles? Even the part of the little girl? I was picturing you in pig-tails...lol

  3. You're most definitely not alone lol. I would love to get published and have them turn into Blockbuster hits. I dream about it all the time!! (and may I add, they would make damn good films too :D lol)

    For the one I'm currently working on, I would love Scarlett Johansson to play one of the roles, she's perfect for it.

    I'm a big dreamer too but as Orison Swett Marden once said "All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." :)