Even before I wanted to be a writer, before I was writing, when it was just this thing in the back of my mind just waiting for me to consider it, I read a short story by Robert Heinlein, evidently written when he boasted he could write a story to please any reader and he was challenged to write a story for girls.
The story worked, at least for this girl.
There was a lesson in that. If you understand the hopes, dreams, desires, and fears of your readers, then you’ve got a story that will work for the reader.
Sometimes, your readers are very much like yourself. That makes it easier. Sometimes, they’re not. That makes it harder.
Anyways, The Wedding Date? Someone understands this girl’s heart. Man. I could watch this movie over and over and over and over. The only other fictional character who can give me this kind of fever is Stephanie Plum’s Ranger.