Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Unexpected Turns by Alicia Street

Have you ever noticed how life’s little accidents can send us reeling in a whole new direction? And sometimes even reshape our lives?

For me it was an injury that changed my focus from bodies in motion to the written word. Not to mention a guy I met years ago when I was one of those people who swore I’d never get married.

Same goes for a good story. I love following characters through a novel, watching them react to the unexpected in ways that force them to grow and change. Often resisting or making bad choices or discovering a whole new path.

Which way would Scarlett O’Hara’s life have gone if Rhett Butler hadn’t shown up? Or if their child hadn’t died? Of course the Civil War came into play for a major turning point.

But sometimes it’s a small, seemingly meaningless event that begins an avalanche of change. Othello’s wife drops her handkerchief. Uncle Billy absentmindedly wraps a newspaper around the cash he brought for the bank deposit.

Or a character steps in a direction they think is meaningless. Like that governess job Jane Eyre reluctantly takes.

So, what kinds of unexpected turns have influenced your life? 


 Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier award-winner.
A compulsive reader of every genre, she writes both sweet and steamy romance. She spent many
years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.
Alicia loves to connect with readers~  Website   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads



  1. Very true, Alicia. Life has so many twists and turns.

  2. Alicia, I look back on my past and see that all those unexpected turns, many that I didn't think I would move past, have led me to where I am today. Sometimes the turns hurt a lot, but they make us stronger and who we are now. Great post.

    1. Me too, Mary. And yes, isn't is amazing how in the end they make us stronger.