The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Brit a Day [#217]

Diana Gabaldon really isn't going to like this, but this week our ensemble cast will be outfitting some of the key the roles from her Outlander novels. It's kinda like I'm the casting director for a movie that doesn't exist. Keep in mind, however, that I'm only half way through the third book.

First up is Alan Rickman as Dougal MacKenzie, uncle to the co-protagonist Jamie Fraser. Wikiped describes him thus:

Colum's brother, who serves as the literal and figurative "body" of the pair, since [Laird of the MacKenzie clan] Colum's health meant he is unable to lead the clan into battle. A Jacobite; biological father of Colum's son, Hamish; took Jamie on as a foster son for a year as a teen; has four daughters. He also fathered another son with Geillis Duncan.

Perhaps that's Geilie now with the figurative body of the laird...

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