So I thought I'd give you a little tip. Had read about this again this week in a email and thought I'd pass it on.
The dog didn't eat my arm, this is an example for this tip.
One of the most important things about writing a piece, besides the headline, is the opening sentence.
A lot of times people struggle and agonize to get it just right.
This is a technique I like...and it seldom fails. It's called the u-turn.
You write a boring sentence:
Bob went to work.
Mary got married.
Then you throw in a zinger (a u-turn) that takes people by surprise in the next sentence or part of the sentence. Both of these sentences...or just the one extended sentence are the first paragraph. The reader is almost always guaranteed to keep reading if it's done right:
Bob went to work today. His boss fired him yesterday.
Lori got married today. Her fiance died last week.
I did these quickly off the top of my head to show you a couple of examples.
This technique is one of the most used techniques by top-notch writers that get results.
I kept this simple so it would be easy to understand.
You can play around with the technique and use the technique to fit your piece.
Just a quick thought.
Could be worth you trying it