writing introductions

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Jeremiah the Prophet and Jesus Christ

I just finished a course called BIBL 634: Jeremiah and Lamentations – Prophetic Writings for Crisis Times at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. One of my favorite assignments was to compare the lives of Jeremiah the Prophet and Jesus Christ. If you’re interested in learning more about Jeremiah the Prophet — or you’re taking an Old Testament class at Regent […]

Jeremiah and Judah’s Kings: An Example of a Historical Review Paper

My first assignment as a Master of Divinity (MDiv) student at Regent College was for on Old Testament class. The prophet Jeremiah was the focus; the assignment was to write a historical review paper describing how the kings of Judah affected Jeremiah’s life and ministry. I’ve never written a historical review paper for a biblical character, and had no idea […]

How to Write Effective Titles for Magazine Articles

Before you can capture readers with your words and voice, you must write an effective title! Whether you’re writing magazine articles, blog posts, school essays, or a book – your best title makes readers drool with anticipation. In this guest post, Sara shares three ways to write effective titles for articles, blog posts, essays or any type of writing, really. To delve even further into the craft of writing […]

A Novelist’s Tips on Writing Leads to Hook Readers

In this guest post, novelist William Meikle offers tips on writing leads (“killer opening lines”) – and keeping your readers hooked. But first, I have to share a quip from Annie Dillard on how to be a successful writer: “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, […]

7 Ways to Write Effective Leads or Introductions to Hook Readers

These ways to write effective leads or introductions that hook readers are from a variety of editors, writers, and creative gurus. I’ve also included several examples of their writing tips in action. First, some good news from a professional writer: “Editors need freelancers,” writes Thomas Williams in Get Paid to Write: The No-Nonsense Guide to Freelance Writing. “They depend on them. The freelancers they […]

52 Ways to Write Interesting Leads – Attract and Keep Readers

Need good ways to start your article, essay, or book? Writing an interesting lead or introduction that attracts and keeps readers is one of the most difficult things about writing (next to finding the perfect title for your article, chapter, or book!). Your lead has to hook editors, publishers, and readers — and your introduction has to have pizzazz, razzle dazzle, and sparkle! “Your first […]