February 9, 2009

Funny Love Story

What follows is an analysis of a Woman's World story with suggestions and observations for people who want to sell stories to WW, peppered with some personal opinion, too. :) If you truly want to get the most from this weekly blog feature, it's best to have your own copy of the story to refer to. (And no, I don't get a kickback for pimping the magazine here!)

Funny Love Story by April Knight

Tagline: Emma's new neighbor had a sense of humor. She liked that in a man.

In A Nutshell: Emma is forced to hang her laundry out to dry when her washer/dryer go on the blitz. The next morning she spies her nightgown hanging in the tree. Her new neighbor helps her get it down. A few days later, they see another item of clothing up in the branches. It's a t-shirt that says, "Will you go out with me?" Of course, she does!

This was just a darn cute story. I'm a gal who appreciates a sense of humor, too, and this guy had a clever one. Emma's witty comeback is just as quick.

Woman's World Stand-bys: Emma is your typical cute, girl next door, somewhat naive and very old fashioned Woman's World heroine. I think the action that shows this the most is when she shakes her fist at her broken washing machine and says, "I lost my favorite nightgown because of you!" Also, she shyly "watched for him and hoped they'd bump into each other."

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