Writers, release the ball and chain of perfectionism and embrace the sloppy, unpredictable but so-much-more satisfying rhythm of fits and starts and landing with a satisfied thump at the finish line.
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Opening Scene to Whistling in the Graveyard By Elizabeth Cutright FADE IN: Interior: BEDROOM-6:00am The red numbers of a digital alarm clock read 5:59 am. As they click over to 6:00 am, the radio turns on and Tom Petty’s “American Girl” blares out, tinny and scratchy over the radio’s tiny speaker. A tanned, androgynous hand […]
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Breakfast at Kerouac’s By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “Yeah, yeah, yeah” the guy with the faded orange t-shirt nodded enthusiastically as his tablemate pulled out a shiny new paperback and set it on the table between them, barely missing the rings of cold coffee and spilled sugar. “Oh yeah! I mean […]
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