Before I wrote Bang I put up a week of posts called “Tight Game Week,” which had many concepts and ideas that eventually found it’s way in the book. In Default Game I make a rational case for the use of game.
Silences are deadly in the first 15 minutes of a pick-up. This is where you need two or three conversational threads, or routines, that you can pull out and use. You’ve memorized them, you know how a girl will react, and you know they will open up the conversation even further. If you’ve ever told a story more than once, you’ve used a routine. It is something that is reliable, effective, and refined.
For Bang I changed that “15 minutes” to 30.