setup and payoff

S35E3 – When There’s Buildup Without a Payoff

When telling a story, you should have three primary phases in order: the setup, the buildup, and the payoff. – Tynan

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S22E4 – K/D Ratio: Setup and Payoff

There’s an old rule of theater that goes, “If there’s a gun on the mantle in act one, it must go off in act two.” The reverse is also true. – Steven King

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