Molly Ringwald's "When It Happens to You" is a series of interconnected stories, each narrated by a different character:
Ringwald says her acting experience was helpful in creating that singularity of voices.
"I think it definitely made it easier," Ringwald says via telephone from her home in Los Angeles. "It was the same thing that interested me the most about acting - the opportunity to get inside different people's heads. I'm surprised there aren't more actors who write fiction, because our job helps us train us for it. But there's this whole other part you have to learn which is incredibly hard and achingly solitary, and most actors, myself included, have always been used to collaborating with other people and the immediate response of an audience. When you're writing, you're sitting there by yourself and putting things together brick by brick, and it's hard . But to hear different voices in your head and knowing when they sound authentic is helpful."