I love to use actors to represent my characters. I picture my hero and heroine in my mind then scroll through photos of people I think might “look like” my characters. Then when I write a description of that character, I have a visual representation.
What’s strange is I know my character well before I go through the pictures. As I scroll, I say no, nope, not her, couldn’t be him, but then all of a sudden a picture will pop up, and I know for a fact that’s my character. Like Janie Littleton and Luke Chamberlain, the heroine and hero of Restoration of the Heart.
Luke Chamberlain and Janie Littleton
Mildred and Hector Hawker