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 […]Read more "Songs 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 […]Read more "Poetry as Inspiration"
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 […]Read more "Eavesdropping and Dialogue"
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 […]Read more "A Murder Mystery"
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 […]Read more "Making Sandwiches"
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 […]Read more "Ex1: Misunderstandings"
By Elizabeth Cutright, © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What is “The Daily Creative Writer?” It’s a blog and a twitter feed focusing on providing inspiration and structure to all writers, great and small. The focus of The Daily Creative Writer is to provide the tools and the motivation necessary for the creative and professional […]Read more "What’s is The Daily Creative Writer?"