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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon September 27th, 2010, 2:34 pm

My personal favorite is of Thomas Costain and his dining companion:

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Post by Russ Whitfield » Mon September 27th, 2010, 2:51 pm

[quote=""Michy""] The second one I don't think is so bad, really. It fits her persona of a fluffy, fairy tale romance writer. [/quote]

So - what would fit the persona of a historical fiction writer *lol*

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Post by Michy » Mon September 27th, 2010, 7:46 pm

I guess that would depend on the type of historical fiction. Ms. Cartland wrote fluffy, fairy tale romances (at least that is what I think they were, I believe I only ever read one). So she was obviously trying to look like an older version of one of her heroines, and succeeded pretty well, I think. In the second photo, that is. The first photo, where she's older, is awful, just awful. There's definitely something to be said for aging gracefully!!!!

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Post by michellemoran » Mon September 27th, 2010, 7:54 pm

So - what would fit the persona of a historical fiction writer *lol*
Hee hee. That's what I was thinking. Personally, I try to go for the standing-next-to-serious-artifact look, but then my books are set in the ancient world. Don't know what I'll do for MADAME TUSSAUD. Maybe put my head in a guillotine...
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Post by Ludmilla » Mon September 27th, 2010, 8:29 pm

I like Malcolm Gladwell's electrified hair... seemed quite fitting!

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Post by annis » Mon September 27th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Posted by boswellbaxter
My personal favorite is of Thomas Costain and his dining companion
Love it - looks as if Costain is making some serious, scholarly point to which his cat is listening with solemn attention :)

Actually, it's known in advertising circles that the market audience responds particularly well to images of women with dogs and men with cats-- don't know why--
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Post by Michy » Mon September 27th, 2010, 9:13 pm

[quote=""michellemoran""]Hee hee. That's what I was thinking. Personally, I try to go for the standing-next-to-serious-artifact look, but then my books are set in the ancient world. Don't know what I'll do for MADAME TUSSAUD. Maybe put my head in a guillotine...[/quote]

Or have your picture taken looking at a wax image of yourself. :D

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Post by Russ Whitfield » Tue September 28th, 2010, 9:10 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]Hee hee. That's what I was thinking...[/quote]

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So my next one will be me unshaven, bleary-eyed, surrounded by wine bottles and overflowing ashtrays..doesn't say much about the content but illustrates how it was written...*lol*

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed September 29th, 2010, 12:01 am

[quote=""annis""]

Actually, it's known in advertising circles that the market audience responds particularly well to images of women with dogs and men with cats-- don't know why--[/quote]

Subliminal associations. Dogs add strength, cats suggest sensitivity.

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Post by rockygirl » Wed September 29th, 2010, 8:14 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]Hee hee. That's what I was thinking. Personally, I try to go for the standing-next-to-serious-artifact look, but then my books are set in the ancient world. Don't know what I'll do for MADAME TUSSAUD. Maybe put my head in a guillotine...[/quote]

See if the museum will let you hold up the wax head of Marie Antoinette! That pose would be in its own category!

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