Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Love in Bloom! by Charlotte More

From the April 10, 2017 issue

Tagline: Thad had moved to a new town and was lonely...until he met Jennifer

Observations: This story is a perfect example of the type of nice guy hero Woman's World likes. Let's look at a list of Thad's attributes.

As an accountant starting his own firm, he's a hard worker. He's smart too. He's done his research to make sure this new town can support another CPA.

He blushes. And he gets tongue-tied. How cute is that??? LOL

When he sees his chance, he does go ahead and ask if she might help him with his yard. It's okay for our heroes to be shy, but it's also nice to see them have some initiative.

So, when you're creating a hero, it's a safe bet to show us he's a genuinely nice guy. Don't just assume we know it.

I absolutely loved the ending. I'm not sure why. The fact that he is babbling about Jen to his friend is just adorable.

Photo credit: Laura LaRose via Flickr Creative Commons License


Brenna Ash said...

Loved this story. Thad was definitely adorable!

Luanna Stewart said...

I loved this story too! Thad stole the show, IMO.

nina pierce said...

I loved this sweet story. Thad totally melted my heart!

Marianne Rice said...

What a lovely story! My heart smiled :-)

Sandy Smith said...

Very cute story.

Pat said...

Loved, loved, loved this story!

Michelle Libby said...

We need more stories like this.

Diana McCollum said...

I really enjoyed the story. Loved the ending!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

I love your blog. I’ve been reading it for quite some time, but have never commented. Unfortunately, I missed this story, so I still can’t comment. I do, however, have a question.

The submission guidelines state that your first submission will trigger an auto response. If you have submitted via snail mail in the past, will your first email submission trigger an auto response, or will it not be triggered because your address may already be registered in their system?

I am asking because I submitted a story the other day, but received no confirmation email even though I have never submitted to Woman’s World via email, but have subbed a few stories—a couple of years ago—by snail mail.

Can anybody offer any insight?

Thanks in advance.

Mary Jo said...

In my experience, the auto-reply feature works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. However, I have never failed to have my submission reach the editor's office. I don't know if that helps.

Tamara said...

I sometimes receive confirmations and sometimes don't, and I'm sure Ms. Gaddis received one for which I received no confirmation.

Kate Willoughby said...

I was told that the auto-responder works for the first submission and after that, it will not send a confirmation. Their IT team is working on fixing this glitch. Until then, assume they're arriving. :)