Writing & Editing 12 lessons from great opening lines in literature We all know we’re supposed to hook readers with the lede. How, though, do great writers inspire us? By Russell Working@byworkingMay 15, 2017 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.