A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Can you see it in their eye?
The wheels are turning, plots are forming, thickening, taking unexpected twists.
Goals, motivations and conflicts are all churning as invisible people whisper words that cry out to be laid on paper.
Yes, behind the eyes of these seemingly ordinary women...romance novels lurk.
You'd never know it to look at them but they have killed off numerous secondary characters, put the ashes of dead husbands in Mason jars and made a pencil chewing rabbit a plot device. They've even done the impossible...they turned a doctor into a hero. What do these women have in common? They all know exactly how the story will end. The hero will win the heroine and happily ever after will live on.
Why do they do it? What drives them?
Who can say. The answers may never be known, but rest assured, they are not alone.
Thousands of such women exist. One may be sitting in front of your computer at this very moment.
Compelled by some inner voice, they strive to quench the need we all have to believe in fairy tales, true love and great sex. Yes, romance lives in the hearts and minds of women everywhere. Share some with the women, and men, in your life. Write on.
We're going to do something a little different with our blog this month. Our bloggers are going to post a picture and a story to go with it. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Check back soon and enjoy the many talents of our WARA writers.


Reese Mobley said...

Who are those women and how much have they been drinking? But really, thanks for the wonderful DC memories. Hmmm, I'm up next--wonder what picture I'll choose. (evil grin)

Joan Vincent said...

Pat, beautifully said! How true that we should never judge a book by its cover, including our own "cover." I love the photo-there are tons of stories in those eyes! And a neat seque into an intro to this month's blog. Well done!

Pat Davids said...

At least you don't have a picture of me standing alone on the train platform in Dallas with STUPID written in bold letters across my forehead.
DC was a hoot. Thanks for making memories with me there.

Pat Davids said...

Joan, I'm looking forward to reading everyone's stories.

Penny Rader said...

Great pic and post, Pat. :D Can't wait to read all the stories our members create. It's one of my favorite writing exercises.

PS I'd love to hear more about the pencil chewing rabbit. ;D The Mason jar story cracked me up.

Pat Davids said...

You can read about Isabella the rabbit in my book The Color of Courage. She's quite the character. I had so many requests to have her back that she appeared in A Military Match where she set the stage for my hero and heroine to get together.

Penny Rader said...

What a fun recurring character, Pat! I need to dig your books out of my unwieldy TBR pile and put them on top.

Starla Kaye said...

The wheels turning in their eyes ... plots forming, thickening ... killed off secondary characters ... Oh my! They sound like such devious ladies.

And such gifted writers, too. I'm pleased to know them all.