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Inspiring Pictures for Writers – create a compelling character

edvard-munchWhat does his voice sound like?
What does he say he wants?
What does he really want?

What doesn’t he want anyone else to know about him?

This outstanding self-portrait is by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch – probably most famous for The Scream. Forget the details of the real man’s life and use this face as a springboard into a work of the imagination.

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4 comments on “Inspiring Pictures for Writers – create a compelling character

  1. Mira Prabhu
    January 20, 2017

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    What does this man not want you to know about him??? Compelling character…great post….thanks Bridget Whelan!

  2. Kate McClelland
    January 20, 2017

    Shamefully, I don’t actually know anything about the artist.

    His voice drones when he’s bored, but is fierce when he is talking about his work. But he can turn on the charm when he wants something.
    He has a slight lisp that he hates (he also seems to hate his own ears, (maybe he thinks they are too big)
    I think he is arrogant and haughty Full of himself with no regards for others or their feelings. He looks with distain at those around him like he is picking the least interesting moth in a box of pinned offerings.
    He says he just wants recognition for his talents, nothing more.
    He wants to be adored and showered in accolades, but only by people he admires, he cares not what the ‘riff raff’ think. He feels he deserves it and is wondering why it’s not happened yet.
    He is a gambling addict and manic depressive which he doesn’t want people to know about and drinks glasses of Madeira until he falls over..

  3. Kate McClelland
    January 20, 2017

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

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