Many novelists began their writing careers as journalists, and it's easy to see how they took the plunge. Newspaper stories are endless fodder for the imagination. Here's an example from today's paper:
Residents at a Briargate home had some unexpected company early today, when a truck with at least four passengers crashed into their house.
Police said the Ford D-150 was traveling east on Briargate Boulevard from Rangewood Drive shortly after 2 a.m. when the driver failed to negotiate the intersection at Conifer Drive.
The truck crashed into the living room of the home, then plowed on through a dining room area before taking out part of a back wall.
Two people inside the home were not injured. Four people in the truck ran from the scene.
Police did not release any names.
Four people ran from the truck? Doesn't that get your imagination in gear? Barring the obvious conclusion that drugs or alcohol were involved, what wild scenarios can you dream up to explain this behavior? Leave us a comment!
Dani Greer is a founding member of this blog and spends much of her time reading good mysteries, then justifies it by writing occasional reviews at her Blog Book Tours blog. A few hours a day, she conjures up her own stories and maybe even writes them down. Here she is dreaming up a good one. If that isn't a "what if" look, I don't what is.