How to Use Dominoes to Enhance Your Writing

At its core, domino is a game of chance. The rules are simple and easy to understand, but the possible combinations of tiles are endless. Whether played on the street or in the privacy of your own home, domino is a universal pastime that fosters community. Like many other games of chance, domino is a tool for teaching the concept of probability and chance.

Dominoes are small square pieces of varying shapes, normally twice as long as they are wide. One side of each domino features an arrangement of spots, or “pips,” while the other is blank or identically patterned. The value of a domino is determined by the number and arrangement of pips on its two opposite sides. The domino with the highest pips determines the outcome of the turn.

A person who is interested in creating a domino design can do so using a pencil and paper, or a computer program. They can design a straight line, a curved line, a grid that forms pictures when the dominoes fall, or a 3D structure such as a tower or pyramid. The design is based on the number of dominoes needed to complete the desired layout and the desired shape that will be formed when the dominoes fall.

Once a domino cascade is in place, the story advances naturally. However, the scenes must be spaced correctly if this is to work. Too few scene dominoes and the story loses pace; too many and the reader may get bored before seeing the next important development.

For example, a hero who does something illegal or immoral will need to be given enough motivation and reason to allow readers to keep liking him or give the hero a pass on their moral judgment. Likewise, writers should build enough plot points to ensure the story progresses quickly and logically.

While dominoes are typically made of polymer, they have been and can still be made from other natural materials such as bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother-of-pearl), ivory or a dark wood such as ebony, with contrasting black or white pips. These sets are often more visually appealing than those made of polymer.

The word “domino” is also used to describe an individual or group that has a dominating influence over others. In business, this can be a good or bad thing depending on the context. In the positive sense, a company with domino status will be able to attract customers and employees who are looking for a better overall experience. In the negative sense, it can mean that an organization is trying to expand too rapidly and not properly managing its growth. In either case, it’s important for organizations to stay true to their values and mission statements. This is particularly important when it comes to dealing with customers and employees.