Benjamin Hoff is an American author. He is best known as the author of The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet. In 2006, he denounced the publishing industry and announced his resignation from book-writing. source
I always tend to see, right after reading the script, the character and how I want to play it. I guess that's sort of most of the work, preparing for the role, but almost the creation of the character seems to go on as I read through the script.