ANTON’S RULE

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Anton

  • Famous Russian Play writer
  • “Chekhov’s gun” Remove everything that has no relevance to the story “If you say there’s a gun, use it”
  • Drama principle All memorable element in a fictional story must be necessary & irreplaceable & any that are not should be removed

  • Anton Chekhov: Highly esteemed Russian playwright and short story writer, among the greatest writers of short fiction in history

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