Books can be captivating, whether through compelling characters, colorful language, or an exciting plot, but a handful of books grab attention with the very first line or two. The hook is the gateway to engagement, and there are some excellent lessons for radio shows. Here are some examples of great opening lines in literature.

This article explains how great opening lines from books translate to radio performances. Including: 

  • A collection of interesting hooks from literature and why those great opening lines work.
  • How lessons from these books can be used to develop hooks in radio segments.

Great Opening Lines


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