How Did Jackson Pollock Teach Me To Write
An abstract work of art is plainly abstract. You will always come face to face with it. 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.
You will feel mesmerized or intrigued if you are confronted by a certain Jackson Pollock. His works, you can say, is very far from being simple. 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.
Being endless would define the work of a certain Jackson Pollocks.
Every time I write my fiction, I try to be like Pollock. Usually in writing my fictions, I used to have problems with my endings. Questions like where to finish is always a concern. Is it a good ending if my characters die? Will my story end on a happy note? Every time I write, these questions will always be present about the ending of my fiction.
Well one thing that Jackson Pollock taught me is that endings do not matter.
Your audiences and the characters of your fiction will have an impact on the most important thing about your story, its consistency. If you introduce one thing in the beginning of your story, follow through with it in the third act.
Losing track of the main point of your narrative will result if you put your focus too much on your ending. 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.
In creating a character for your narrative, you must have a wide imagination. 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.
In the course of the narrative, the ending will not matter even if the question “who’s done it?” arises. The development of the characters through different events on the narrative the only thing that matters the most.
Your narrative will have a stereotypical plot if you focus on how the dentist uncovers the mystery of the killer and on how he did it. By doing this you are will be writing a very predictable outcome of the story.
Everything else will be put on proper placing if you will start to focus on how the course of the investigation will change the dentist. 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. The works of Jackson Pollock has proven this to be precise.