Do you know the aim of your opening line?
It’s quite simple.
The opening line exists just to get people to read your second line. That’s all.
But do you know what that means?
You have to keep your first sentence short. Really short. Clear and concise, keep these two words in mind when you write that opening line.
Better yet, start with a short question. Like I did when writing the opening line to the post you’re reading right now.
I know what you’re wondering right now…
What makes an opening line irresistible? How do I write such a thing?
Well… the bitter truth is that there’s so much content out there right now that no one’s taking the time to read every single article or blog post they stumble upon.
9 out 10 people that find your article never get past your opening line, which is why it’s crucial that you capture their attention from the start.
You see, blogging is not just about information or entertainment. Blogging is also a tool used by billions to connect with like-minded individuals. They want empathy, they want to feel understood.
The most seductive opening lines manage to make a reader feel less alone.
And this is why you should use the word…Continue reading “The Art of Writing a Sensational First Line”