Working for the weekend…

 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 […]

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“X” Marks the Spot

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 […]

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You’re A Writer

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. […]

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Getting Creative With The Truth

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 […]

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Telling Tales and Spilling Secrets

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 […]

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