Avoiding the Cheese: The Ending

4 May

This weekend I destroyed my hero, now I have to have that ending. That fabulous it was all worth it ending…and still avoid the cheese.


I just watched the end of Strictly Ballroom to get in the right mood. This movie is a perfect example of where cheese could have taken over. There’s so much over the top stuff going on — a lot of it absolutely ridiculous, and yet it works.




Well, I was thinking about this as I watched it and I think I know — Scott and Fran stay so focused that the cheese going on around them is negated. Because, lets be honest, everything else going on in the last 7 mins of the movie is so Big and so Over The Top with diving and bad rugs and even a She-Ra shout out that its amazing it works. And yet the entire time Scott and Fran are so focused, so intense, that you can’t help but feel it.


The shot when Scott flies back onto the screen to land in front of Fran now wearing her red dress, her hands raised and waiting for him – shivers. Shivers I tell you. Every.Single.Time.


So, now I’m off to write the ending – to go Big but hopefully not Over The Top. To — if all goes right — give someone the shivers.

2 Responses to “Avoiding the Cheese: The Ending”

  1. Ansha Kotyk May 10, 2009 at 6:16 am #

    So how did the ending turn out? Did you have a difficult time writing it or did it just magically flow from your subconscious?
    Here’s hoping it was easy ! 🙂

  2. briaq May 10, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Let’s just say, I tried to find a happy medium that allows me to do the rest of the series how it should be. One of the things I struggle with is sometimes people want the book to be like those Romance Trilogies…where you get one complete romance per book….but it’s not.
    The relationships are catalysts to the fantasy, they aren’t romances. A couple isn’t going to meet and have this big story that’s complete and ends with them being perfect for each other at the end and we’re done with them. The everything in the books are tied together way more tightly than that.

    So, we’ll see 🙂

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