design language: chandler’s law

"When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand."

ā€” Raymond Chandler

A concise but evocative piece of advice for writers who have somehow painted themselves into a corner, plotwise. The addition of a new opponent or complication, usually amidst a burst of violence, can free a protagonist from where he has become mired in the current plot.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChandlersLaw

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