Hi all, I read a really intriguing book called Wounded Sentences today. It's about the concept of ripping your sentences open and making them bleed metaphorically. I'd like to find a book that has more practical examples and techniques on this concept but obviously he's taken a concept and renamed it. I'm not sure what the normal term would be. The idea being that you're leading your readers deeper into their curiosity. Making them want to keep reading to get closure. I'm quite adept at writing in short, terse sentence style when I need to convey action but would like to know about this concept. Would anyone have any recommendations? As an example that comes to mind, the following two examples: 1. Clair entered the house. She heard footsteps upstairs. Pete's still at work. She noticed the butcher knife was missing from the knifeblock and froze. 2. Clair entered the house. The butcher knife was missing. She frowned. It was there when I left. She heard a noise upstairs. She stood still. Listened. There it was again. A footstep. Solid too. Pete should still be at work. Thanks!