Hey guys, Wanted to share something that I thought was a great technique. That's of reversing the sentence order. I'll try and come up with an example: 1. Clair arrived at the house and noticed that the front door was wide open. She stepped into the kitchen cautiously and noticed the pantry as empty. God, what have I done? (why/who) She crept upstairs and opened the beside drawer. Shit. The gun’s gone. The closet was empty too. (who) 2. Clair went into the bedroom and checked the drawer. Empty. Damn it, the gun’s gone (why/who/where). He opened the closet. They were empty. (what/who) She ran downstairs to the kitchen.She crossed her fingers that he hadn’t taken all the food. She opened the pantry. Clean circles marked where cans had once stood. (big who) Clair stepped back and clasped her hands on her head. What have I done? Not the greatest example. The one I read was much better. By not putting the sentences into a linear chronological order, it creates more tension. In the second one I've rearranged the order back to front. Obviously if she was arriving back at the house the first one would need a rewrite though. The second one instantly makes the reader ask mental questions, such as is the gun thief still in the house, who stole it. Then they wonder, hang on a second, someones taken the clothes. Does Clair know this person? She suspected the food would be taken, again not really sure if it's an inside job, or they were just robbed. Then she shows guilt and blames herself. Why??? The first one does have a why/who. Did she leave the door open? It's kind of assumed that's what she meant, although you can use it as a red herring. Someone stole the gun, so now we wonder who they were. But there's no more tension. We figure since she didn't see anyone in the house they've obviously left. That's just my take. Something for me to take note of in my writing.