Write to Entertain: Give Us Brain Candy

imageSo as not to get bored during the course of my brief rant, please imagine a horde of adorable rabbits breaking into your room with a boom box and proceeding to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  Good?  Okay.

Write to entertain–it’s your job.  Even if you write an article to inform, you need to keep your audience alive.  Play on their emotions.  Tickle their bones–funny or otherwise.  Scare them.  Shock them.  Make them uncomfortable.

This goes for blogs as well as books.  If you’re reading this, I gather you have a blog.  Whatever its purpose, play to your audience.  One cannot write well in a vacuum.  Words keep getting sucked into the dust bucket where they swirl around in a suck storm of writing that stays inside of you and never makes it into the hearts or minds of your readers.  Remember why you’re posting.  It’s not just as a reflection of yourself (or ideal self).  It’s another way of communicating or connecting with other human beings, and you must have patience with us.  We are flawed, myopic, and ADD.  Give us some brain candy, and we might listen.

If you have any thoughts to add on thIs topic–or that of dancing rabbits–please post below.  🙂

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7 thoughts on “Write to Entertain: Give Us Brain Candy

  1. Wise advice. Whenever I pen a post, I ask myself, “Is this something people would be interested in reading?” I might not always hit the mark, and maybe they’ve X’d out of the post before the second paragraph, but at least I try to keep it in mind. 🙂

  2. You make valid points about the different purposes of writing. I would just like to add that sometimes people (including me at times) write out of very selfish reasons! My poetry, for instance, is a very selfish attempt to deal with my personal loss. Thank you for liking my ‘Reflections’!

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