Monday, June 16, 2008

Story: Collision Course

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!)

Story: Collision Course by Barbara Wohlschlegel

Tagline: Toni's offense: paying too-close attention to the man walking in front of her...

In A Nutshell: A woman literally bumps into a man on the sidewalk. They joke about it, connect over coffee, discovering that they have the same name.

Teaching Points: This story had some cute banter. I liked how Toni had the guts right off the bat to flirt with him. That's unusual in a WW story. Usually the woman is shy and gets over it over the course of the story.



Anonymous Pat said...

Hi Kate,
I too noticed the "new" type of WW heroine. Let's hope this gives us a better shot of writing out of the box and giving WW something new enough to please but not so new they reject it.

Thanks again.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Yes! Spunky heroines have perhaps finally made it into WW magazine stories!

9:35 PM  

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