The Essentials of Writers – Revisited

Jackson Pollock Taught Me To Write

An ideal painting means it is abstract. It will always confront you. My pictures were described as lacking of a start of finish by a review that I once had in the past. Jackson Pollock, the reviewer, stated that it was not meant to be a compliment.

If a certain Jackson Pollock will confront you, it is either you will feel intrigued or mesmerized. Simple will cannot be defined on his works. Over and over again, he usually traces for lines on his work. What he usually do is start from one end then once he reaches the other end, he will the start again at the other en on the same exact spot.

You can define Jackson Pollock’s works as endless.

Every time I start writing my fiction, I become aware that I am becoming someone like Pollock. I used to have problems with my endings usually when I write my fictions. It will always concern me on where I finish on my fiction. Will I finish it by killing my characters? Will my characters have a happy ending? I will always have these questions about how to end my fiction.

Endings do not need to be an issue, this is what Jackson Pollock taught me.

Your audiences and the characters of your fiction will have an impact on the most important thing about your story, its consistency. Following through on the third act someone or something that you introduced on the beginning of the narrative is one important thing to remember.

If you put your focus too much on the ending of the fiction, you will lose track of the main point of your story. You will then be creating a narrative that is awfully messy and insanely linear if you continue on focusing on how to end the fiction.

You must imagine how you want to create a character. An example is when you create a character that is a dentist at Grand Family Dentistry. You can always make the character more unique by adding that during his spare time, this eccentric dentist solves mysteries.

The ending does not always matter in a narrative with a course where you ask “who’s done it?” How you develop the character through the different course of events on the narrative is the only thing that matters.

If you focus more on the method the dentist used to catch and to know the identity of the killer, you will develop a stereotypical plot on the story. When you don’t avoid these things, you will develop a story that is very predictable.

Everything will fall into place if you will focus on the evolution of your main character throughout the course of various events in the story. Jackson Pollock knows that you will find joy in creating the characters and the various events on the story in the act of doing it and not on the end of the product. Jackson Pollock’s method has proven this.