Ser Leftwich Posted January 31, 2022 Share Posted January 31, 2022 "Chekov's Gun" is used a lot on here and is often overstated. 1) Chekov wrote only one novel. He wrote mostly plays and short stories, which have to be shorter and more direct/efficient with what is mentioned. 2) It is advice from Chekov specifically about writing plays. Plays are short (see #1). Compare to Martin's writing, which often tells us more about how the chicken looks than the characters. 2) It is not an absolute rule. You only know which story elements are important at the end. ASoIaF isn't done. Not everything that is mentioned in ASoIaF will be important. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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