Friday, June 26, 2009

Character Notes: Carl Owen

Carl is the main protagonist of my novel, The Man from Shenandoah, so I'll continue this series with him. The photos I put on his note card are of Bruce Boxleitner. He was probably too old to play Carl in a movie at that time, but now I could see him playing Rod.

Carl Owen
Carl is tall, 5-11 or 6 feet, with blond hair, blue eyes, and when he doesn't shave, grows a red beard. He is nice-looking, with a strong, rangy build that has been thinned down by hard riding and short rations while in John Mosby's Rangers. He has matured through his war experiences & thinks he takes responsibility well. Has no vanity, returns from war hardened and much quieter than the pre-war Carl. Still has a sense of humor, but it is hidden, repressed by his initial anger against Phil Sheridan & his burning tactics, then his subsequent anger at his father for treating him like a 16 year old while at the same time arranging his betrothal to a girl he does not care much for.

How do you envision Carl Owen?

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