How best to hook a reader

You know how they say you need a great first lead-in line to hook your reader? Never have I ever felt more hooked on reading this story thread than with this guy on twitter. I didn’t even need to read the whole sentence, just the first part, and I was in.

The story thread he posted to twitter had me spitting coffee (actually, wine, because I read it last night, but again this morning and the spitting prevailed).

I realize not everyone is like this, in Texas or anywhere else in the deep South. BUT, this sort of scenario was briefly touched on in the Walking Dead, or maybe the spin off…I can’t remember. And then the toilet paper fiasco happened to all of us less than a year ago which wasn’t weather related but did give us an unflattering glimpse into the state of humanity these days… 🙄

Weather has its own narrative, doesn’t it. For places that are not used to snow and cold weather, or who do not have reliable infrastructure (and politicians who run them) to turn to, well, this scenario in the twitter thread is quite telling.

But don’t believe me. Read for yourself. And for those of you who are shivering in Texas right now…hang in there. Someone I know in the Austin area told me warmer weather is right around the corner. ❤

24 Replies to “How best to hook a reader”

  1. I keep hearing reports of people whose frozen food has gone bad because the Texas power it out. And, they’re freezing in their own homes… Geez, didn’t they learn the first thing about a cold weather black-out–put all your frozen goods outside in the freezing weather–a cooler is nice–to keep the varmints out, or even in the garage. Duh.

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      1. I don’t blame the citizenry so much–they’ve been duped. It was easy to do, since many of them, though regular city-dwellers, have fallen for the “rugged individualism” Texas stereotype. Wherever you go, places have their own reputations…here in Michigan, unfortuneately, it’s ‘hold my beer.’

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  2. They’re scattered everywhere. I love the kind of Dumb that has a supply of canned goods but no can opener🤣🤣🤣 It gives me hope that my basic camping experience will outweigh all of their “survival training”.
    Thanks! Glad you posted the spitting warning… I hate choking on my coffee.🤪

    I like the new pic too😍

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  3. They’re scattered everywhere. I love the kind of Dumb that has a supply of canned goods but no can opener🤣🤣🤣 It gives me hope that my basic camping experience will outweigh all of their “survival training”.
    Thanks! Glad you posted the spitting warning… I hate choking on my coffee.🤪

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