What are you thinking when you write a blog post, an essay, a short story, or a book? Maybe along the way, it’s writing that one sentence, the perfect one-liner “hook” to make readers want to read more. If you succeeded, readers might pause, reflect and enjoy that kind of genius, but would they want to hear more of the story? I think those readers have stopped to admire the “trees” that stand out among the forest! But, would they keep going with you to the end. Maybe, out of reciprocity friendship, they’d click like and make a “how nice” comment. However, what you need to aim for is a step above, that they “want to hear more of your story.” Then you’ve got them into the forest with you and onto a great adventure. Sure, they liked the trees, but they wanted more! Bravo!
Just for a little fun and whimsy, let’s rev up the “visual” forest adventure and go beyond the green or autumn trees clumped together, and think Enchanted Forest with gold, pink, purple, blue and green swirling hues. Now, in my “book” that’s max abstract imagination almost a sure thing to get readers reading to The End of any post, essay, story or book!