Monday, January 4, 2010

The writer who had no endings

I once knew a writer who had 1,243 unfinished stories. That's only a slight exaggeration. While the beginning of each story was exquisitely written, and a few would meander on in a serviceable way, not a single story had an ending. They just fell off into empty space, cliffhangers without the suspense. It was maddening. When asked why she eschewed endings, the writer said, "Because, I

4 comments:

runnerfrog said...

Heeheehee. She's the Richard Wagner of writing! Whose compositions seem to have unending starts and not an ending. That's a writer I'd like to

Jordane said...

Love it. I have lots of unfinished stuff...of course sooner or later I will come back and finish whichever narrative it is (of course, of course!).

smithereens said...

That would be me... how did you... words fail me

Querulous Squirrel said...

I have the same problem only I create artificial endings and no one can tell the difference.