Holding Out for a Heroine - Post #700!!!

My critique group and I are brainstorming a series of books, and I need to have a one page treatment of my idea before I go back in one month. My idea is about a travel reporter who is sent on a vacation involiving a haunted tour, led by a hunky charmer who is doing it to fund his real ghost hunting. He's leading the tour as a scam, but turns out it's really haunted (my first paranormal, y'all!)

So I want her to be this skeptic, a Dana Scully type, very serious, attractive but not a knockout, perhaps very educated and considering this beneath her. I don't know her name yet, but I need a model to base her on, so I don't use, well, Dana Scully.

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Trish suggested Alicia Coppola from Jericho. I think the attitude would be right, but I don't think she's pretty.

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I would like a dark haired heroine, for a switch. I always seem to use blondes. Any ideas?

And she has to look good with this.

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9 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow...is there anyone who WOULDN'T look good with him?

And I LOVE that premise!

Kristi said...

Hey Mary!
hot guy, awesome premise - what more could you ask for? :)
..as far as a dark-haired heroine - what about Angie Harmon?

Dee said...

Shoot, I'D look good with that!

LOL!
Dee

Trish Milburn said...

LOL! I literally laughed out loud at Dee's post. I was thinking the same thing.

Oh, and I do think Alicia Coppola is pretty. :)

Sarah Catherine said...

Maybe Jennifer Garner? Or even Sandra Bullock would be more "pretty" than knockout...
Funny how hard it is to come up with current leading women who play intellectual roles...

Natalie Damschroder said...

I was gonna say what Kelly said. :) I LOVE that picture.

Guh.

How about Amy Acker, with about 20 extra pounds on her? (she was wayyyy too skinny in the Supernatural ep she was in last year). Or the doctor who plays Sara Tancredi on Prison Break? I love her.

J.F. Cossey said...

Natalie, isn't that Robin Tunney (also in the Cult Fave THE CRAFT)? If so, I think Robin Tunney is an excellent choice!!!

Wow, Mary, you're pretty impressive with the way you approach your writing. So meticulous and detailed in your preparation. I just work on instinct (maybe I should switch it up a bit, though).

Congrats on 700 posts too!!

Jill Monroe said...

I was about to say..who would look bad with him? WOW!

Congrats on the 700!

MaryF said...

LOLOL!! Y'all are hilarious.

I've used Angie Harmon and Jennifer Garner, but maybe Angie....I'm thinking Sandra is a bit too silly. I actually had Sarah Callies (Tancredi) bookmarked as a heroine (I have a bookmark folder with potential heroes and heroines), so maybe. Robin Tunney was the lawyer who died in Prison Break. She was also Justin Chambers's wife in The Zodiac. Hmm, maybe. Amy Acker is a possibility, and we KNOW she looks good with Jensen ;)

Jess, I didn't know you were blogging again! I'm only organized for a bit, and in this case, I need to be - my cps want some deets before they start their stories. This is my first collaboration, so I'm trying hard!

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