May 19th, 2006


I was thinking ...

... yeah I know, probably a bad thing :). Is there any such thing as a corner that a good writer cannot turn around and write their way out of?

For example, say at the end of a TV show you see the main character blown to bits, as in blood and guts everywhere, or at the end of a book your hero marries the other woman and leaves the love of his life standing outside the church.

Can a good writer fix these occurances, and should they really try?

I am of the opinion that in most cases you can pull it back no matter what has happened and do so believeably (we're not talking waking up to find Boby in the shower here), but what do you think?