Start strong—write a strong hook.
You only have, at most, a few sentences to draw a reader in. Let your reader know that this is going to be an article worth taking the time to finish. The first sentence is the most important of the entire article and should be carefully crafted. You want to hook your reader in and not let go from that point forward. Here are a few tips:
- Pose a question.What’s the driving question behind your article? Start there and make your reader want to stay for the answer.
- Present a surprising fact.Right out of the gate, the reader knows they will learn something new in this article.
- Start with a controversial statement.Get the reader invested immediately.
Keep a list of ideas handy. You never know whenwriter’s block will hit. That’s why it’s important to keep a list of ideas for potential…
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