Chekhov’s Gun

Chekhov’s Gun

by Adam Huddleston

Just a quick reminder today. There is a principle in writing known as Chekhov’s Gun. It basically states that if you introduce a major element in your story early on, that element must make an appearance later in the plot. The principle’s name derives from the statement that if you mention a gun hanging on the wall in Chapter One, that gun must go off later in the story, otherwise, there is no reason to include it to begin with.

Happy writing!


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