Aug. 3, 2021

Writing a Book at 25-Years-Old and the Flaws of Perfectionism with Chloe Cullen | Ep. 28

Writing a Book at 25-Years-Old and the Flaws of Perfectionism with Chloe Cullen | Ep. 28

Chloe Cullen is a writer, scripted television comedy assistant at CAA, and a recovering perfectionist. At 25-years-old, Chloe is set to release her first book, PERF, later this fall. The novel explores the ignored side of perfectionism.

Chloe’s work has also been published in TINGE Magazine, Please See Me, and other publications. She has worked at entertainment agencies, management firms, and production companies in talent representation and development.

Chloe graduated magna cum laude from Penn State University, obtaining three degrees over five years: a Masters of Arts in creative writing, Bachelors of Arts in English, and a Bachelors of Arts in broadcast journalism. She loves storytelling in all realms of media, from television to books. She currently lives in New York.

Chloe and Zach know each other from their time together at Penn State’s late-night comedy show After Hours.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The negative effects of perfectionism
  • Techniques to work through perfectionism
  • How Chloe crowdfunded nearly $10K to publish her book
  • The mutual qualities of good scripts
  • Why Chloe is taking a brief break from writing.

Follow Chloe on Instagram: @ischloeawriter

Subscribe to the PERF newsletter: ischloeawriter.substack.com

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