The Domino Effect in Fiction


A domino is a small rectangular block, usually wood or plastic, that is marked on one side with an arrangement of dots similar to those on dice. The other side is blank or identically patterned. Dominoes are often used to play positional games in which one player in a turn places a domino edge to edge against another in such a way that the adjacent faces are either identical (i.e., 5 to 5) or form some specified total value (5 to 12, for example). When the first domino falls, it transmits energy to the second domino in a chain reaction, which eventually causes the last domino in the line to fall as well.

Dominos are also used in a variety of entertainment shows, such as Dominoes Rally, where builders set up hundreds of dominos—or even thousands—in careful sequence and then try to topple them all with a nudge from just one. The entire process is quite remarkable to watch. The same domino effect is at work in a narrative, whether it’s a story of the immoral actions of a character or the logical impact of a series of events.

For writers, the domino effect can be a useful tool for plotting a novel. By considering the domino effect, you can create a series of scenes that lead to a satisfying conclusion for your readers. The domino effect is particularly important for a mystery, where the heroine’s actions should make sense in light of her clues and the evidence she’s gathered. If she takes an action that makes no sense or doesn’t advance the plot, it will derail your readers’ enjoyment of the story.

Domino’s has long believed that a company is only as strong as its employees, and its founder believed this to be true of a business as well. In order to maintain a high level of customer service, Domino’s managers listen to feedback and act on it. The company’s former CEO, David Brandon, understood this and worked to implement new policies that allowed workers to be more relaxed, including relaxing the dress code and implementing leadership training programs. When Doyle took over as CEO, he continued this policy and made it an integral part of the company’s culture.

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