Stories I wish I'd written

Do you ever see a commercial, or hear a blurb, and think, "MAN, I wish I'd thought of that?" I usually do this with stories that are along the line with what I like to write, so while I DO wish I'd written Harry Potter, or Lemony Snicket, there's not just a real good chance I could've.

LOST is right up my alley. I could never do it the justice JJ is doing it, though.

That movie Coronado that was on the other night, on the Hallmark channel - I wish I'd written that. Of course, that's sight unseen. It may not be anything that I'd like, but the commercials looked good.

Some episodes of Angel, especially the early ones, like where he had to protect the pregnant girl from the demons - I wish I'd written that.

You know, there were a lot more when I came up with this idea.

Is there something out there you wish you'd written?

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Peggy said...

Love songs. Lyrics, not the tune. I always thought some of them of really quite good and wished I had the talent to write them.

Stacy Dawn said...

Some of the movies out I wish I had written....Almost Heaven...History of Violence. I love romantic comedies for the first and the concept behind the second is just brilliant.

Toni Anderson said...

Good Will Hunting.
That was a well written movie. Oh--Pride and Prejustice--wish I'd written that too :)

Trish Milburn said...

I love Nevada Barr's mystery series with heroine Anna Pigeon. I wish I'd thought of the concept since I'm such a national park junkie. Anna is a park ranger, and each book is set in a different national park, so the setting ends up being a character as well.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

This series Hex on Sky One. Margaret George's book on Mary Magadalene (still may do my version), Christopher Golden's new Sleepy Hollow series, this new YA by Elizabeth Lenhard, and of course the Princess Diaries. I just want to be Meg Cabot!

MJFredrick said...

Peggy, yes on the love songs! Some of the turns of phrase they use are incredible!

Stacy, was Almost Heaven good? I want to see that.

Toni, oh, yes, to write P&P, all that build-up of tension!

Trish, I read Firestorm. I liked it but it was SAD!

Elizabeth, the only thing I recognize on your list is Meg Cabot. That woman is incredible!

MicheleKS said...

For me, it's more like stories I'd wish I'd gotten a chance to rewrite because what came out was so bad. My current WIP was de-inspired (as I like to say) by the movie "Proof of Life".

I just savor the good stuff and anaylze it to see why I liked it so much and try to apply it to my work.

Trish Milburn said...

Firestorm was one of my favorites in the series, Mary. Also really liked A Superior Death.

MJFredrick said...

Ooh, thought of another one - Evelyn Vaughn's zombie book.

MJFredrick said...

Northern Exposure and the It Girls Bombshell series.

MJFredrick said...

2 Weeks Notice.

Colleen Gleason said...

Great topic, as always, Mary!

Stories I wish I'd written...Gone with the Wind? Just kidding.

Umm...A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's the premise of that one!

And, oh, by the way...I'm tagging you.(I dropped the ball on my last I'm starting one up again.)(See my latest blog post FMI)...


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B - Band listening to right now:

C - Crush:

D - Dad's name:

E - Easiest person to talk to:

F - Favorite bands at the moment:

H - Hometown:

J- Kindergarten:

K - Kids:

L - Longest car ride ever:

M - Mom's name:

N - Nicknames:

O - One wish:

P - Phobia[s]:

Q - Quote:

R - Reason(s) to smile:

S - Song you sang last:

T - Time you woke up [today]:

U - Unknown fact about me:

V - Vegetable you hate:

X - X-rays you've had:

Z - Zodiac sign:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to be Evelyn Vaughn when I grow up. She is amazing.

I wish I'd written Harry Potter. All of them. But my little paranormals will have to do!

And you know one else could write the stories WE'VE written, at least not in the same way. We are all unique, true, and have something real to share in our work, that no other person could deliver quite like we can. A good thought, that.

GREAT Gerard pic. Oh. My. Gawd.


MJFredrick said...

Oh, yeah, thanks, Colleen. I give you an easy one and you have to give me a HARD one.

Stay tuned for the answers tomorrow!


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