When I develop characters for a novel, it’s helpful if I can visualize them. Their habits and foibles become clearer, and mannerisms suggest themselves. To help with that, I go to sites such as iStock or Photo Xpress to find photos of my heroes and villains. With my latest book, “Lady Gwendolyn”, I posted those pictures on my Pinterest page. If you’d like to take a look at how I envision my medieval folks, here’s the link.
I’ve done this for most of my books. It’s a lot of fun!