Anyway, on the other things. In my extended absence, I saw a plethora of great license plates that I've been dying to share with you. I'll just mention a couple with today.
The first is one I saw on a black BMW:
The second is from a black sedan with tinted windows (seriously):
On this last one, my first question is "Who would advertise that on their license plate?" and next "How did it get through the DMV?"
Anyhoo, that said, I've been thinking a lot about characterization as I've been working on my latest manuscript, and I'm finding that little details like these can really make your characters pop. With these license plates, I get an immediate image of these people. Granted, they may or may not be correct, BUT it's a start for making them real.
I know I've asked the question before, but do you know your character's personalized plates? And what about the car they would be on?