8 ways authors are like … PENGUINS

This is entertaining besides being truthful. If authors are going to be a success they have to market. If thinking of yourself doing it as a penguin makes it a little more fun, so be it.


Marcie Brock, Book Marketing Maven

8 ways authors are like … PENGUINS

April 25 is World Penguin Day – so of course we did a little digging and discovered 8 ways authors are like penguins.


  1. Like penguins, good authors are adaptable. Though penguins are flightless birds, they have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water.
  2. Like penguins, which typically live on islands or in other secluded areas, authors frequently need isolation or seclusion.
  3. Like penguins, good authors have a diverse appetite (for other writers’ works). Penguins don’t eat the same thing every day; they consume a range of fish and other marine creatures that they catch underwater.
  4. Like penguins, successful authors split their time (between writing and marketing). Penguins spend about half their time in the water; the other half of the time, they hang out on land.
  5. Like penguins, successful authors do a little at a time. Emperor Penguins are able to…

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4 Responses to 8 ways authors are like … PENGUINS

  1. Marcie Brock says:

    Thanks for reposting, Lynnette!

  2. Well, there’s a comparison I never saw coming! 😀 Awesome post, thanks!

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