A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

By picture, I mean photograph.

Getty Images.com can help with that.

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1. Make a photographic collage of real-life people who represent the fictional characters in your novel. For example:

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 7.00.39 AM(Audrey Hepburn)

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 7.04.36 AM(Robert Redford)

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 7.09.37 AM(Lou Diamond Phillips)

2. If you are writing historic fiction, compare your characters’ garb with genuine apparel seen in photographs from the appropriate time period.

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 7.18.32 AM(Vogue 1952)

 

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Your resulting collage could look something like this:

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 7.25.10 AM(David Long Photo)