Learning To Write From Jackson Pollock
An ideal painting means it is abstract. It 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 you ever come upon a review from a certain Jackson Pollock, you will really feel intrigued or mesmerized by it. You cannot call his works classical. 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.
I become aware that I am becoming more like Pollock every time I am writing my fiction. Usually in writing my fictions, I used to have problems with my endings. How will I end my fiction? Will I finish it by killing my characters? Will my characters have a happy ending? The ending of my fiction will always have these common questions that is in need of answers.
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. The thing is, you need to follow through on the third act the thing that you introduce on the beginning of your narrative.
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. An example is when you create a character that is a dentist at Grand Family Dentistry. Making the character unique is one thing like introducing the dentist as eccentric and that he solves mysteries during his free time.
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.
You will develop stereotypical plot on the narrative if you focus on how the dentist will be able to catch and who the killer is. 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. There has been a lot of proof to this on the works of Jackson Pollock.