She Said I Make Her Grimace – and That Felt so Good


Last month, an accomplished, intelligent business woman named Brooke told me I make her grimace.

And good golly, Miss Molly, that made me feel warm and fuzzy all over.

Once upon a time, I might have sulked if someone put “Tom Ruwitch” and “grimace” in the same sentence – especially a female someone. 

But not today. Not when someone is talking about my emails. 

Last month,  I asked subscribers to tell me why they read my emails. 

Here’s the note Brooke sent: 

“I read Tom’s emails because they are informative and entertaining. I get a lot of emails I think I SHOULD read. Emails I subscribe to to keep me up to date in my profession. Tom’s emails not only deliver nuggets of wisdom he’s gained over the course of a very successful career in marketing, but the stories make me laugh, grimace and smile. I know the advice he is giving me is good because I can see first hand that it works.”

I’m not sure which of my emails made her grimace.

Maybe the one about “horny man-bats and two-legged beavers.” 

Or the one where I said “Paul McCartney ain’t all that.” 

Or the one about the National Enquirer and how – according to one copywriting legend – more people read it than the Bible. 

Or the one with the subject line: “Do you mind if I blow cigar smoke in your ear?” 

(All of those are from emails I’ve written in just the past three months).

Maybe all of those made her grimace. 

Maybe you’re grimacing now! 

If that’s the case, I say…

Great! Grimace-on. 

I want you to grimace when you read my emails. 

I want you to smile, too…

…and to laugh…

I want you to FEEL something. 

That’s my goal every time I write an email — to make you feel something. 

And it should be your goal, too. 

In fact, “Make your audience feel something,” will be Rule #3 in the upcoming Story Power Profit Pack — a set of 52 rules, tools, and tips to for generating, creative, captivating, sales-generating content. 

I’ll release the Pack next month, just in time for the holidays. 

And those of you who read my emails to the bottom, as you’ve just done, will get a holiday bonus when you buy the Pack in December. 

Stay tuned for the details. 

Don't go away yet..

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.