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Got a Message in Your Writing? Wrap it in Penguins

Hubby, Joe, our secret place

This morning I woke to 96 e-mails in my in box;
traumatizing weather, terrible politics, upside
down religion, what not to eat and how to avoid
making BIG money mistakes, and then of course,
more politics and a lot more devastating weather.
Heavy sigh! That was all before my first cup of coffee.
So instead of reading them, I deleted them (I know,
I’m a terrible citizen of the doom and gloom) and instead I watched a little clip (U-tube) that my friend Maureen, who sends me lots of animal clips and pics (thanks Mo), and sat back and finished my coffee while it was still warm. Well, sort of warm.

So now, all I care about this morning are the penguins trying to fly, bathe their fuzzy little penguin bodies, feed from their mommy’s long pointy mouths, play with their downy friends and walk, waddle, and otherwise swish about on ice, falling and getting back up. I care about how they love, how they teach, learn, and carry on as a tight community of like minded creatures. Please watch them, it’s only a couple of minutes. Smile, take a break from your work and all the bad news and relax, and remember there are good things in this world, very good things. U-TUBE Penguin Video

What does this have to do with writing? Everything. If you engage your reader in a story with a message, they’re much more likely to get said message if delivered by cute little penguins than if it’s delivered by the likes of a camouflage wearing –tree-hugging-long-beard-angry-nature-terrorist or an X-Vice Pres. Cheney type. Note who produced the penguin clip. Have a happy penguin type of day.

One comment on “Got a Message in Your Writing? Wrap it in Penguins

  1. Stephen Hayes
    August 29, 2011

    Thanks for sharing the penguin video. It really started my week on a happy note!

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