Friday, July 22, 2011
Ask Elnora--About Redemption????Lenora Worth
Hello, my lovelies. Elnora has had a long, stressful week. We all have those weeks, don't we? Something good happens but something bad follows. I call this a "prayer and chocolate" week. Say a prayer and eat some chocolate. But it's Friday. Friday has a certain appeal to Elnora. It's a nice shopping day. Today, I'm attending "A Tea Party in the Pink" to raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. (Most of us know that's the cure for breast cancer.) We're supposed to wear hats. Now where did I put that Fascinator?? I am wearing pink because I want to celebrate with several friends who are survivors. But Elnora wears many hats--figuratively speaking. Wife, mother, friend, sister, writer, writer, writer. Speaking of writing, I was involved in a "fascinating" discussion this week about how a standard plot involves action, reaction, and apology and why this can make a book a page-turner.
Elnora believes this works because of redemption. We are all flawed so we all seek redemption. We also find redemption in others fascinating, right? We want to be there when someone admits they did wrong. We want to see them do the right thing and redeem themselves because this is a universal and time-honored thing. Redemption is intimate, thus allowing the reader in on this action, reaction, apology formula that happens all the time in real life. What do you think? Let's discuss this formula and my redemption theory. And more importantly, please tell me the remainder of my week can find redemption. I'm running out of chocolate!