Well, I had somebody volunteer to beta-read the first 60% of my story draft “Death on the Moon.”
One thing that the reader was kind enough to point out was that it did not seem easy to visualize the characters, since I was pretty sparse on the physical descriptions and really didn’t do more than barely hint at their backgrounds.
The reader’s visualization of the characters did not match mine in some cases, and that is my failing as the writer.
So as I sat here today watching the John Wayne WWII movie “They Were Expendable” I started thinking which actors in the film were close to my physical visualization of some of the characters in my story.
So here’s how that came out: