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Update March 25, 2012: Chekhov’s Rifle has been imported from Blogger to WordPress and it’s now the book blog for Lorena Goldsmith’s Self-Editing Fiction that Sells (Paperback, 2014).

Welcome, everybody!
Chekhov’s Rifle is Daniel Goldsmith Associates’ very first and probably very last blog.
Chekhov’s Rifle (or gun) is a literary technique where an apparently minor object/event is introduced earlier in the story to gain major importance later in the story, so much so that it creates a twist or it changes the plot.
It’s called “Chekhov’s Rifle” because Chekhov said in one of his letters that, in drama, if a rifle is hanging casually in the background in Scene 1, it needs to be fired by Scene 3 at the very latest.
It all sounds very nerdy, doesn’t it? 🙂
Anyway, as I’m hoping to keep a 500 words post limit, I’d better end this one soon.
Keep checking on here for events, promotions, news etc!
Best,
Lorena Goldsmith, MA, Editor

About Lorena Goldsmith

Literary consultant at Daniel Goldsmith Associates.
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