Zero Draft Thirty 2016 Autumn Challenge: Day 28

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 28.

September 1: Type FADE IN / The Beginning.
September 30: Type FADE OUT / The End.

30 days. 1 script. Movie script. TV script. First draft. Rewrite. Whatever.

Get it down. Get it done.

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Today's Writing Quote

"Script gurus sell you their structure rules as dogma.
Watching and liking movies tells you dogmatic rules are stupid."
— Amos Posner

Today's Poem

Larson's Holstein Bull

By Jim Harrison

Death waits inside us for a door to open.
Death is patient as a dead cat.
Death is a doorknob made of flesh.
Death is that angelic farm girl
gored by the bull on her way home
from school, crossing the pasture
for a shortcut. In the seventh grade
she couldn't read or write. She wasn't a virgin.
She was "simpleminded," we all said.
It was May, a time of lilacs and shooting stars.
She's lived in my memory for sixty years.
Death steals everything except our stories.

While I suppose a poem about death is not something one would ordinarily consider to be inspirational, this is different. First, it's written by the great novelist ("Legends of the Fall"), essayist, and poet Jim Harrison who died last year in his home in Arizona. He was 78 years old. Second, it's a powerful poem which reminds us of two things: Each of us is born with an expiration date. And "Death steals everything except our stories."

Stories transcend death. See if that doesn't inspire you in writing your current story.

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Onward!

UPDATE: Seeing as we only have 2+ days left in the 2016 Autumn Challenge, this from Jon Meyers seems highly appropriate.

For that bit of inspiration, today’s recipient of the Marion Award is Jon Meyers!

A Francis Marion Meyers

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Congratulations, Jon!

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Now everyone go write!

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