Songs As Inspiration

Dancing in a Deep Assumption By Elizabeth Cutright The chill of a fall breeze – the kind that twists and turns through the dusk, dragging in its wake dead leaves of all colors and shapes –  curls its fingers around Rebecca’s wrist.  Snaking up her the arm of her jacket, it beats on her breast […]

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Poetry as Inspiration

Writing Exercise – read a poem, then just free associate on its themes and imagery. Original Poem: What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII) by Edna St. Vincent Millay What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till […]

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Eavesdropping and Dialogue

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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A Murder Mystery

In The Shadow of the Clocktower By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer A shining beacon and popular tourist attraction during the day, the Santa Barbara Courthouse can seem melancholy, almost ominous at dusk.  As lawyers, clerks, defendants and investigators pack up their work day and head on home, shadows soak out across […]

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Making Sandwiches

What if the novel Pride and Prejudice was about the perfect sandwich, instead of the perfect husband? By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer (Mrs. Bennet contemplates fixing up tuna, instead of daughters)It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a single can of tuna possessed of white albacore packed in water is in need […]

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Ex1: Misunderstandings

See ya later… By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Let me start right off by admitting that I was one of those earnest and annoying 18 year-olds with just enough information about the world to feel self righteous in my beliefs and political affiliations.  I was a member of Greenpeace.  And Amnesty […]

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