I've been studying cliffhangers. You know, those irritating, yet enticing come-ons at the end of a book chapter, that force you to keep reading even though you know you need to get some sleep.
I recently realized I need to incorporate them into my writing and my stories for greater effect. To wit:
• On March 14, 1874, A Rochester, New York reporter caught up with Wild Bill Hickok who had just quit show biz and was walking down the main street in a snowstorm. A newsboy spotted the frontier celebrity and yelled out, "Oh! Stag his nibs wid the long hair!"
After much research I have finally uncovered what this means.
—from the website How to Write A Cliffhanger