Start At The End

It was a complete accident. Well, it was more me not paying attention to what I was doing. This weekend I wanted to watch the last season of Archer, one of my favorite shows. I usually caught it on Netflix, but they tossed the show so now I’m a Hulu guy.

I accidentally, I mean my fault, watched the last episode first. It made no sense, but I figured, maybe the show was going in a new direction. Or perhaps the show’s producers were trying a Tarantino style format. Seeing the last episode first didn’t ruin anything.

But it got me thinking, what if you start writing your book from the last chapter instead of from the beginning?

My first attempt at a novel was called “More Than A Game,” and I wrote the last chapter first. This current novel I also started by writing a short story that was the actual ending. Stephen King says he doesn’t like that method. Well, as much respect as I have for him, I’ll respectfully disagree. Then again he’s sold over 300 million copies, and I’m an unpublished wannabe.

 

Published by Luis Hernandez

I'm blessed. Most of my professional career, almost 20 years, I've spent as a journalist. Some of it was in print, a little in television, but most of it in radio. I've worked with some wonderfully talented producers and directors in those two decades. It would take pages to elaborate on all of the experiences I've had as a reporter, producer and host. Needless to say they include opportunities talking with leaders of state, religious leaders, civic leaders, writers, artists and entertainers. The last couple decades have been a lot of fun. But, the next couple decades will be far better.

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