Inspiration, advice, and story analysis
for those who wish to sell romantic fiction to Woman's World Magazine
Another of those elusive contributors' copies - well done, Kate. Looking forward to seeing the story when one of my WW friends scans it for me. Your website is so helpful to other writers, this is a well deserved success. Great start to the week.
Chris, WW doesn't send contributor's copies,I think that's Kate's subscription copy. I can't wait to get a copy and read the story, but it won't be available in stores until the end of the week!
Yeah, that's my subscription copy. :)
Mine didn't come in today's mail. Maybe tomorrow. Hubby will be happy when it arrives. He hates hearing, "Is my Woman's World there?" when he goes out for the mail. LOL Me I like when it arrives on Saturday.
Kate, I just read you story. Congratulations. It was wonderful! I especially loved the frame. Characters and setting were great. Nice that you shared the magazine with John Floyd.
Ops, that should read your story.
Thanks, Pat. What frame?
I think you refer to it as circularity. Something that happens at the beginning of the story and ends with it. In this case the "Dinner?"
Hope you don't mind a mention of another market, Kate, but I just spotted this in a writers' newsletter and thought it was worth sharing. Do any of you ladies live in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or West Virginia? If so, and you have a hankering to try non-fiction, this mag could be worth checking out.Recreation News - guidelines available at http://www.recreationnews.com/?do=guidelines.phpAccording to the markets' listing I've just seen, they pay a flat fee of $100-$300 for 600-1,000 words
I never mind, Chris. :)
Awww, we like Chef Aaron. Nice job, Kate. Once again WW bought a story about grandmas and grandpas. They just love little old ladies. Or maybe it's the nice granddaughters they love?
Loved the story, Kate. No wonder Johnene couldn't resist it!
Thanks, Jody! Thanks, Sisker!
I was three-quarters of the way through this story (thank you, Betsi, for sending it) before I spotted your name at the bottom, Kate, so I can say in all honesty, and not because I know you wrote it, that I loved it. I like the way you held back on getting the two of them together until the special occasion, and used the same device, the word 'dinner', to do it. Neat. It had winner written all over it.If you fancied reworking the storyline a bit, putting a little twist of difficulty in there - maybe a problem in the kitchen that threatens the anniversary do and which Libby has to help Aaron overcome - this story could well be worth trying with an overseas mag. It's so neatly done, you just need that grain of conflict that most other magazines require and it could be a seller for you all over again.
Thanks, Chris! That's an interesting idea, but I'm really swamped right now with my hockey books. I have a proposal due in a week (50 pages and a synopsis) and I'm working on the edits for the first one. I'll keep it mind, though!
Kate, I loved your story. It was perfect!
Aw, thanks, Debbie!
So Kate, how much of your story did WW change? Feel like sharing some of the editing?
Oh, I'm working on the blog post right now. As usual, I'll be posting the story showing all the changes.
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