Selling your content, and yourself, to editors and the online audience (Notes from a Writers Workshop, Part 5) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer (Previous entries in this series here, here here and here) As I’ve said many times, I’m not a big believer in writing to fulfill some dream of fame and fortune. To […]Read more "Working for the weekend…"
Writers, what’s hidden in your own garden of false starts and first drafts?Read more "Excavation and Treasure Maps"
Where are you? By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Whenever my friends and I lose each other in a crowd or a super store, on of us will yell out “Marco” and wait for the answering “Polo!” It’s goofy, but it never fail to make me smile. It’s also reassuring – we’re […]Read more "“X” Marks the Spot"
You’re Not An Impostor I was at a party a few weeks back, and a friend of mine said something so witty, so original that I replied, “watch out, I’m going to steal that for my next story!” Everyone laughed, joking that their words were no longer safe in my company. “You bet,” I replied. […]Read more "You’re A Writer"
Writers workshop travel writing tips and tools of the trade.Read more "Pack Your Bags and Grab Your Passport"
Dreams Deferred By Design A short entry today in light of a Monday that’s been short on accomplishments but long on annoyances. You know those days…you spin your wheels, you grit your teeth and the clock moves at a glacial pace except for when it zips by too fast for you to catch up. You’re […]Read more "Amplifying visions, shaking the tree of dreams…"
Filling the Nooks and Crannies So how do you write? It seems like a simple question, but I bet my answer would be different from yours. In fact, I bet my answer this afternoon would be slightly different from what I’d say tomorrow, or what I would’ve described yesterday. One thing I know for sure […]Read more "Overcoming Your Slacker Tendencies"
Tips and Tools of the Trade: Notes from the Writer’s Workshop (Part 2) (Please see yesterday’s blog for an explanation and introduction.) From the presentation “Creative Nonfiction” Prior to working as an editor, I was briefly a staff writer for our publishing house – churning 3000 word features on everything from road maintenance safety to heavy […]Read more "Getting Creative With The Truth"
Tips and Tools of the Trade: Notes from a Writer’s Workshop (Part 1) Sadly, the economic downturn killed one of the most valuable programs offered by my hometown’s continuing education program – a mini writer’s workshop. The workshop – designed as a one day distillation of the larger, week-long writer’s conference hosted by the city […]Read more "Telling Tales and Spilling Secrets"
Getting Lucky Are you getting some? If not, why not? There are no rules. Get it where you can. “Don’t make it fancy. Do it on the kitchen table… flash your moves like Jessica Lange’s white panties in The Postman Always Rings Twice. Do it in the back of a pew at church. Do it […]Read more "You know what you need…get some!"