"The Killing" did not disappoint but there may just be a KILLING over the commercials!
Yesterday I put off reading an article in the NY Times about the resurrection of the show -I didn't want to run into any spoilers and I won't print any here. The article had tasty bits about the actual writing of the story. Much to think about for my own writing.
I've self-identified as what's called a "spontaneous" writer. A scene here, a character sketch there adding up to a whole pile of (very) loosely related fragments. Picture a cow shitting it's way across a broad pasture, wandering, circling and stepping in its old crap. It's become frustrating, pointless and messy.
I won't call it a plot but I need to make a map for myself with the things I like about a good story, well told. A Start, a Middle and a Resolution - with plenty of wandering, woolgathering and time shifts and character exploration worked in along the way - just respecting those time-honored markers in the long run.