What Is Chekhov's Gun and How to Use It

Chekhov's Gun

“If in Act I you have a pistol hanging on the wall, then it must fire in the last act.” It's a literary rule that authors, screenwriters, and storytellers everywhere know, but perhaps struggle to define. In this post, we’ll outline just what is “Chekhov’s Gun” and give you pointers on how to (and how not to) use it.


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