Casting your characters

Every subject starts with a spark and some fellas with tanks of gasoline. True, sometimes the subject gets over heated, but it’s not necessarily the case when the topic is that interesting.


I had a fun chat with a college friend of mine who had finished reading my novel, who was also one of the people who led me to become a writer. One fact about him is that 70% of his body is made of movies. So he threw this topic on the table, we began spinning the sticks and a fiery subject started…. We began casting for my novel. And here are the results for three of the main characters; Hassan, Adam goldfish and Elizabeth.



I got to say, I had a difficult time with the main character, Hassan. I couldn’t place an actor’s face on him because I based him on my old brother, who is also named Hassan. Since my friend didn’t have the same bond attached with Hassan, he came up with the proper actor for that roll.

Joe Manganiell got the looks alright, but I like mostly how he appears when he is older; Hassan will get old at some point in the story, and Manganiello Fits my image of old Hassan.


Adam Goldfish (Shark)


Adam Goldfish is a man who was imprisoned for 13 years and was in his quest to get back even with the one who caused him to lose those years… and much more. He is what a shark would look like if you placed a drop of blood in his tank.


Speaking of blood, actor Alexander SkarsgardIs is an actor in True Blood, he plays a vampire, and I’d like to mention for reasons that will some day make sense in the future, that vampires… Well, they bite :).



Everyone emits vibes, and I am picking from Marsha Thompson an artistic aura that fits perfectly with Elizabeth, the first love affair for Hassan during his college life. She has the smile and the eyes, place a white spotted red scarf and hand her the paint brush and she’s good to go.


We started casting the eight ghosts but then the conversation became more humorous and it swerved off course. If you want to add to the list of cast, you can give your opinion after learning a little about them through here.

(Meet Sara and Emma, Jack and Reed, Chow and Joseph, Rod and Mason)

I would like to say that casting your characters is a really energizing and beautiful process to get yourself involved in. I would recommend all the authors to get into it, especially with a reader who can help second your opinion.

~ A. H. Amin



  1. ketch1714 · September 12, 2013

    Casting is definitely fun! And I think you guys did a great job matching your characters. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ahamin · September 12, 2013

      I got a feeling that you will do that soon, too.
      Little time left for your ‘daughter’ book to come out. Excited? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ketch1714 · September 13, 2013

        Very! Time is flying, and there’s so much to do, so little time. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I Am Jasmine Kyle · September 12, 2013

    Joe is SO fine… OH MY!!!

    • ahamin · September 12, 2013

      He is… Though I’m more into Marsha ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I Am Jasmine Kyle · September 12, 2013

        LOL Well if you were gay you would like JOE!!! LOL

  3. sophifrost · September 13, 2013

    Let me know when the movie comes out ๐Ÿ˜‰ lots of good looking guys!
    When I read, I actually create an image in my mind and I never find an actor of actress that is close – you did a great job.

    • ahamin · September 14, 2013

      Thanks! It took a while but we did well in the end.
      I will keep you posted once it’s out on the silver screen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. sakuraandme · September 14, 2013

    Afternoon, Amin. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hassan is perfect! Adam is still my favourite character and I like your other choices. My fingers and toes are crossed for you that someday it will make the big screen. Looking forward to reading the second book. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great weekend. Hugs Paula xx

    • ahamin · September 14, 2013

      I’m glad you liked our pick. I hope that one day I’ll be watching my characters too.
      Thanks, and have a nice weekend too ๐Ÿ™‚

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