Tag Me, Baby
Hello, and welcome to NN. Coffee, tea, and bagels are set out on the table. Help yourself. Try the homemade blackberry jam—it’s very good. I made it.
I’m sure most of you who read my blog posts know my favorite TV show is Supernatural. For those of you don’t, well now you know.
Anyway, Monday was Thanksgiving in Canada and we celebrated at my brothers. During dinner, my older sister and I were yapping about the new fall line-up of TV programs. When asked what I watch, I said, “Terra Nova, Supernatural, and The Walking Dead—the season premiere is on the 16th!
Well, my sister has never seen or heard of Supernatural. Yep, I was beyond stunned. She asked me what it’s about. Without hesitating, I used the tag line I’d heard describe Supernatural years ago: Two hot guys fighting evil.
Those five words told her what she needed to know. Sure, there is more to the show than that, but in five words she got the main idea.
This got me thinking how a simple tag line had hooked me into watching this show. Whoever came up with that tag line was bloody brilliant.
Before this revelation, I thought tag lines were just something annoying to make a writer’s life harder. Now I know a good tag line is an attention grabber. In one sentence, a T.L can give a potential reader a glimpse as to what they can expect from your story.
I thought I had a tag line all picked out for my novel, but now I’m rethinking it. Maybe I’ll post it on the blog to see what you guys all think…but before I do that, why don’t you guys post your tag lines…