Using Dominoes to Enhance Your Book Editing Skills

Using Dominoes to Enhance Your Book Editing Skills


A domino is a small rectangular block, each face of which is either blank or marked with dots that resemble those on dice. A set of these blocks, called a domino set, is used to play a variety of games. The most common sets contain 28 tiles; larger ones exist for games involving more players or for those interested in long domino chains.

Dominoes have been around for more than a century. They are a great way to entertain yourself or your family, and they can be a great stress reliever. There are many different ways to play a game with dominoes, and each player has his or her own style. Some prefer to simply place a tile and then wait for the chain to fall, while others enjoy positioning a piece on the end of the line with an eye toward how it will affect future moves by the opponent.

In addition to the traditional blocking and scoring games, there are also positional games where one or more players place a domino edge to edge against another in such a way that the adjacent faces match (for example, a 6-6 fit together), or a combination of numbers form some total. These types of games were a popular way to circumvent religious proscriptions against playing cards.

Some people use dominoes to create artwork, making curved lines or grids that form pictures when they fall. Others build 3D structures like towers and pyramids. Regardless of the level of complexity, domino art is a fun and relaxing activity that can be enjoyed by all ages.

In recent years, the popularity of dominoes has been boosted by the emergence of online games and augmented reality applications. Online domino games allow users to compete with other players around the world. They are often based on a theme and are designed to be as easy or as challenging as the player wants. Using an app or computer, players can place dominoes to form a pattern and then trigger them with the touch of a button.

As an editor, I have found that the best way to understand a novel’s plot and characters is to see the whole picture in a domino effect. This is what I try to impart to my clients when they come to me for book editing services.

As a child, Lily Hevesh loved setting up dominoes in a straight or curved line, flicking the first one and watching the chain fall, one piece at a time. Now, she’s a professional domino artist who has created spectacular setups for movies and events, including an album launch for pop star Katy Perry. Hevesh has a large following on her YouTube channel and has made several popular videos of her work. Her goal is to inspire others to create their own artistic masterpieces. She says, “Domino art is like painting, but with more possibilities.”