The power of visualisation can often be underrated. A philosopher once said, ‘The mind perceives, The mind believes, The mind achieves. So when you want to have your stories accepted by Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break or People’s Friend, or Yours then you need to see your name and title of your story on the pages of those magazines. Often the titles of stories in People’s Friend relate to songs. Especially ones from the fifties and sixties. The stories for People’s Friend are always uplifting and have a happy ending. Titles such as, One day at a time, Somewhere over the Rainbow, or Putting on the Style would be ones they’d like. There needs to be plenty of speech. Most of the stories begin with a conversation, and a problem in that first paragraph.
Sometimes it’s the same names that appear each week. That’s because they’re writing the stories that the editor’s want. Most of those writers are busy every day coming up with new ideas and plots with twists and characters with odd habits. Don’t think that it’s only those writers’ that they publish. If that was the case, they wouldn’t want stories, like My Weekly who only take stories from previously published writers. More than ever, they’re on the lookout for good writing, something that makes them smile, shed a tear or generally feel better for having read that story.
With these thoughts in mind, see your name on the pages below your title. Now write that story that will get accepted as soon as they see it. Pick a great title, write a story full of speech, problems which are overcome, and bring it all together in a happy ending. Now you will soon be seeing your story in print. What would be your title? Here’s mine – Climb every mountain.