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.
So, you need to buy the book tomorrow night to find out what it means.
—from the website How to Write A Cliffhanger
Wait! If we already bought the book, how are we to find out the meaning of the quote???????? Inquiring minds, etc.ReplyDelete
Okay, open the Illustrated Life & Times of Wild Bill Hickok to page 79, right-hand column. The answer is right there.Delete
Painting of Wild Bill is awesome. Where can you buy a copy of this painting. Great art work, just plain awesomeReplyDelete