∙ “Every time I see it, that number blows my mind."
∙ "I wanted to strangle mother but I’d have to touch her to do it."
∙ "Two times, I've woken up to an intruder breaking into my home after midnight (years apart and in different states)."
"From November 2003 through July 2005, I worked in the prepaid cell phone and phone card industry. Most of my work was in BFE meth towns and urban ghettoes. I learned things about the poor in this country that most of you wouldn't believe."
1) Introduce an action or a personality the reader needs to learn more about.
2) Add intrigue by making it unusual, shocking, or surprising.
Introduce action, conflict, or curiosity so your readers want to keep reading.
∙ Half-told story: Share the start of a story, but withhold the end.
∙ Discoveries: Reveal new findings, but only a portion.
∙ Questions: Pose a question, but don’t give the answer.
∙ Arguments: Present your case, but not how you arrived at it.