You’ve all heard of Wisteria Lane and the lives of the Desperate Housewives.
This story is even better. It’s the story of a normal group of women, well not so normal because they’re writers, who are desperate. Okay, maybe being a woman and desperate is pretty normal too. Wait a minute, what happened to my plot? No one wants to hear about normal women doing normal things. Do they? You might win an award for it, if you do it well, but Hell, no one will want to read it.
I’ll add a blender to kill someone with, deep dark secrets hidden beneath every polished floorboard and a microwave possessed by the devil. That should do it.
Seriously, I’m working on plot here.
We have five women who seem normal on the outside, but who are riddled with juicy conflict on the inside. They have an assortment of men in their lives who service their needs for plot twists. Sprinkle in children who will represent the most current of issues on demand. Note to self: start with child A – gay with homophobic Dad, child B – autistic/savant who can save the universe and child C – a victim of child sexual abuse and/or neglect who will likely abuse us all (when needed).
We’ll house them in suburbia, because so many of us live there. Do you trust your neighbor? Don’t you wonder about the hole they dug in the backyard a while back?
We’ll call their street Visceral Crescent. It’s a place where hedges are rarely trimmed, but every comma is edited and no grimace goes unanalysed.
Now what? How about a weekly critique group with spiked punch?
Good grief I’m running out of plot lines already.
I guess I don’t have to worry about Hollywood phoning this week:)
Of course a vampire might help.
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I so related to this!!! As much as people say they want character-driven plot, they really don’t. They want action, preferably wild action.
I’m glad you related to it.
I think they want it all, but Hollywood reduces too many characters and plots to a paper thinness that irks me. But I still watch it. lol
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Hey, Jo-Ann. I guess you’ve been a Desperate Housewife fan. I was the first year or two, but it went so bizarre, I gave it up. I want more realism with my TV shows–not of the reality kind–only watch Dancing with the Stars. Give me real characters dealing with real life problems. Having said that, I have to confess to watching Fringe–which is so way out there, but I love the old man and his long suffering assistant whose name he never gets right. In the end of the season show last week, he finally called her the right name. It was very sweet. Thanks for the funny post. 🙂
I haven’t seen Fringe. I’ll have to give it a try. It sounds interesting. I just got hooked on NETFLIX. I love the range of options it provides. I’m delvelopina a serious addiction.
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I love this idea! I could see a book like that doing well. 🙂
Thanks. It’s crazy, but you know it might work. Maybe, I’ll play with it in my spare time. lol
I hope you do! It sound interesting and I think it would be catchy.
With a vampire among 5 female writers? How could it not catch on? 🙂
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