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Are you losing your readers at the first sentence?

How to Write a Killer Opener to Hook Your Readers Before Losing Them

As a writer, you’re going to live or die at your very first opening sentence.

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Imagine an opener like the one below for an article about watching Westerns when growing up:

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Ugur Akinci

Ugur Akinci

Award-winning Fortune 100 writer. Father. Husband. Brother. Fabricator. Got nothing to sell but tips are humbly welcomed.