Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chekhov's Gun


- In one scene have a gun belonging to someone called Chekov. It has nothing to do with the plot, it has nothing to do with the scene, it's just mentioned. Then, in the final scene of the novel, have the gun suddenly return as a huge plot point.

+ if it's not used to shoot someone, but in some other, random way.

++ if you can do this in some way that the reader doesn't notice the significance until after they've finished reading the novel (a Fridge Chekov's Gun, if you will)



This dare was posted on the NaNoWriMo forums for free use in your NaNoWriMo novel. I have compiled them all on this website, but I have not created them. While the original thread from which these dares have been taken may have been deleted for the yearly forum wipe, you can find the NaNo Dares thread(s) at http://nanowrimo.org, in the Reaching 50,000 forum.

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