Author Topic: CNN headline strikes me as a perfect one-liner pitch for a novel  (Read 269 times)

Offline Munley

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Here 'tis:

"Three women said they found out they had the same cheating boyfriend, so they converted a school bus and went on a road trip."


https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/us/women-boyfriends-cheating-bam-bus-road-trip/index.html

Offline Tabris

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Re: CNN headline strikes me as a perfect one-liner pitch for a novel
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 08:17:01 AM »
I love that! If anyone writes it, add in details from this similar-but-different story: https://www.chumplady.com/2021/07/3-chumped-women-expose-army-col-with-double-life/  (This dude was actually married and one of the OWs had a baby, and they started combing every record they could to uncover all the rest of the women he was cheating on.)

Offline GLZyx

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Re: CNN headline strikes me as a perfect one-liner pitch for a novel
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 11:20:50 AM »
You can change it to five women/families and make it that in each family he has a different personality.

First part (1/3-1/2) of the story tells small stories of interconnecting lives without revealing to the reader that they are the same person. Next arc details where and why the stories started merging into one person. Third part is where the conclusion/revenge arc (or a happy ending) happens.

There is this film about three families: The Man with Three Wives

Depending on the genre you want this to be, it could be fun, horrifying, mysterious.