Setups and Payoffs – Temple of the Seven Golden Camels #Writing

Another great post from Mark Kennedy, camel-master and story-boarder:

“By setting up ideas and paying them off, you can accomplish a lot of things that aren’t really possible in any other way. One of the most useful ways of using setups and payoffs is to show how much a character has changed.”

Or as Peter Case sang in Put Down The Gun:

“A gun in the first act always goes off in the third.”

The original album version featuring, among many other notables, the distinctive Benmont Tench on keyboards:

A more recent solo, acoustic rendition:


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