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May 2, 2018

How Did Jackson Pollock Teach Me To Write

It is understandable that an abstract painting is simply abstract. An abstract work will always confront you. I once had a review for my pictures a while back stating that it does not have any beginning or an end. 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. You cannot call his works classical. He will not stop tracing lines on his works. 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.

The works of Jackson Pollocks is endless.

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.

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

The most important thing that will matter to both the audience and to the characters of your fiction is the consistency of your narrative. 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. If you continue on doing this, you will then create a narrative that is insanely linear and also awfully messy.

You must imagine how you want to create a character. For example, the character you are creating is a dental practitioner 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 is not always an issue especially on the course of a narrative where a lot of question will arise. The development of the characters through different events on the narrative the only thing that matters the most.

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. A predictable outcome of the story is a result of doing such things.

By focusing on how the dentist evolved around the course of various events in the story, everything will then fall into place. The joy of the creation of characters and events on the story is seen on the act of doing it and not on the finished product, as per Jackson Pollock. There has been a lot of proof to this on the works of Jackson Pollock.

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