Monthly Archives: February 2018

How to Captivate Readers

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  1. Readers need answers

To be interesting is the very first requirement for a captivating content. It does not matter how good something is if your reader does not have at least some interest in it.

More importantly, you need to use a principle called curiosity gaps as often as possible. Curiosity gaps have less to do with what you are writing about and more about how you are writing. This is to maximize interest and draw more Kroger customers into the mix.

  1. Halo Effect

Here is the common scenario: a guy sees a girl he thinks is beautiful, the music starts playing, and spotlight begins to focus towards her. After that moment, he cannot focus on anything else but her. That is obviously not completely realistic, but it has some truth to it. When we are in awe of something, or even just impressed by it, we focus our attention on it.

If the reader is impressed by either you or your content, they will be glued to every word on the page. One of the best methods to do that is to use the “halo effect,” where we see someone or something in a positive light and rate them highly in other aspects.

  1. The simpler the better

The best content does not need to have difficult terms. This is why even some of the smartest people cannot write content to save their lives. This is a very simple tweak you can make to instantly make your content more gripping. Write simpler!

  1. Angle Repetition is a ‘no-no’

Remember when you were a kid and when learning basic addition was fun? Most people enjoy new things. What they do not enjoy is repetition. According to Quick Sprout, once you learned how to add, did you really want to spend hours every day doing it? Maybe not as doing exactly the same thing over and over is boring.

Preschool story time attracts young readers

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The preschool story time held at Harriotte B. Smith Library at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune seeks to encourage reading and learning in young children.

“Reading encourages language development, creativity, and helps children be more prepared for school,” said Sean Pittman, Harriotte B. Smith Library Programs, and Library technician supervisor.

“My favorite part about working in a library is the patrons themselves, and the programs we get to do with them,” Pittman added. “We have started some really fun events since I started with the Harriotte B. Smith Library. Seeing our patrons grow up with us as we explore new events and programs makes me really appreciate all of the work that we do.”

Moreover, Pittman is not the only staff member who is involved in these events. He works with Harriotte B. Smith Library youth services technician named Fran Bing. “I love having a career in the library field, especially Youth Services, I really feel like I make a difference in the children and teens’ lives,” Bing shared.

Bing likes reading as well so Preschool story time is an outlet for her passion. Therefore, maybe more funds for this project can be deposited to the bank. “I love talking, especially about the book. I love the challenge of finding that one book that will turn a child into a lifelong reader.”

On the other hand, Pittman adds, “I love working in the library and have enjoyed every aspect of being here.” “I get to show my geek side when it comes to movies, video games, books, and comic books.” The story is a means for Bing and Pittman to get closer to the kids in a unique way that they each enjoy.

“Any book where I or Mrs. Fran makes funny voices or just talking about the book tends to make them very happy,” said Pittman. Furthermore, Bing has seen some stories stand out as crowd pleasers when it comes to the kids, The Globe revealed.