from the February 27, 2017 issue
Tagline: Kelly believed there was someone out there for her...but she never dreamed of finding her own Superman!
Observations: If I were to make a general checklist of things you might want to include in your Woman's World story, this story had several of the items.
1. We had a plucky heroine who grew as a character during the course of the story. She started out with faltering confidence, and ended up with a boost to her self-esteem for having stepped out of her comfort zone and applying what she'd learned.
2. It had a solid three-act structure--act one in the present, act two as a summary, then act three the hero and heroine are reunited.
3. We saw how Kelly was attracted to David in a few discrete places.
4. There was a nice guy hero who was funny, helpful, supportive and thoughtful. He, too, made a journey from shy to assertive. Double whammy there on character development.
5. We have a saying that was proven true--"Fake it 'til you make it." Obviously, you don't want to have a saying in every story. Then readers would probably start rolling their eyes, but every once in a while, it's a great jumping off point.
All in all, a solid and cute story.
Kooky thing that probably only I would notice...David kept "sneaking up on her." LOL I was like, what? He's there behind her again?
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