The Desperate Writers

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.

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

11 thoughts on “The Desperate Writers”

  1. 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.


    1. Lily
      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
      Nice to meet you. Thanks for coming by reading, and commenting.
      Best Wishes


  2. 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. 🙂


    1. Marsha
      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.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


    1. Sara
      Thanks. It’s crazy, but you know it might work. Maybe, I’ll play with it in my spare time. lol


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