When Does It End?
January 29, 2013 § 3 Comments
Lately I’ve been stuck at a standstill trying to piece together the screenplay I’m currently writing. It’s very frustrating and has me obsessing about story structure.
Where you decide to start a story and where you choose to end it, all depends on what type of story you want to tell. To better explain what I mean (and to fit in some much needed procrastination). I found this quote from Charlie Wilson’s War:
Gust Avrakotos: There’s a little boy and on his 14th birthday he gets a horse… and everybody in the village says, “How wonderful, the boy got a horse.” And the Zen master says, “We’ll see.” Two years later the boy falls off the horse, breaks his leg, and everybody in the village says, “How terrible.” And the Zen master says, “We’ll see.” Then a war breaks out and all the young men have to go off and fight… except the boy can’t cause his legs messed up and everyone in the village says, “How wonderful.”
Charlie Wilson: And the Zen master says, “We’ll see.”
I also found this very interesting collection of Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein. Which just proves fairy tales do exist as long as you correctly choose where to end the story.
Realistically Ever After: