Sunday, December 19, 2010

Coincidences- Should we use them?

It's been a question asked of late and had me thinking- can we use coincidences in our stories without it becoming weak and unrealistic?
I thought seriously about it before I gave them my answer and I thought through my own ms which had one that led my hero to his heroine after eleven years. Then I thought through how I met my husband and guess what- it was one long string of coincidences.
Now I'm not saying that you should use coincidences all the way through your ms; this I believe would make it weak. But I do think that they are a part of life and even the unbelievable ones are good ones.

So I want you to think about how you met your hubby and tell me- was it a coincidence that brought you together?
You can answer through face book or here, I think it will be interesting to see how many of us have a simple coincidence to thank for how we met the love of our lives.