SHOWING THE PROBLEMS WITH YESTERDAY’S SHORT FICTION
I want to take a critical approach to the short fiction piece that I wrote yesterday. This is tough because, as I stated before, we do not like to be critiqued. But I am going to critique my own writing to show how grossly flawed the short story actually is. Let’s get ready to shred!
Let’s resettle back onto the discussion of plot holes. The question does arise of how can these holes be filled? We have discussed about the inconsistencies themselves, but it’s another thing to actually have to do something about it. And let’s face it. Simply saying, “Just fix it,” ain’t gonna’ help. Continue reading →
On Fridays, I would like to take an instruction break and do some style training per my blogrollees at Fresh Ink. This is where we take a picture and describe it. Please feel free to join in with insights. Either add to the story or start your own. Either way, let’s see that free style writing flow!
Our first test will be the image at the top of my page. Here it is again for the sake of format:
Plot holes unfinished when not. What did you just say?? Oh, I’m sorry. Plot holes are like unfinished sentences when they are not filled in. They are like glaring, bright lights from the oncoming cars along a dark, winding country road. You can’t see where you are going, and it’s hard to focus. In essence, plot holes take you off the road…err out of the story.
We can highlight a couple. Every piece of work is up for criticism, and I cringe at the thought that one day my work will be critiqued just as harshly. Nevertheless, we begin.
In Black Swan with Natalie Portman, there’s an enormous plot hole. SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! If you don’t want to know the ending, skip down two paragraphs. In the end, Natalie Portman’s character dies from a self-inflicted stab wound. Before she dies, she dances the most amazing dance ever. But then she falls off the back of the stage and dies with the blood spilling out onto her dress. Continue reading →