Narrative Timelines

Plunging into the Past By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer   In addition to the morning pages – which I’ve talked about at length in previous posts – another writing tool suggested by Julia Cameron is the Narrative Timeline. The idea is to write out the story of your life, in five-year […]

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A Slave to Sound

Tick-tock. Boom! Whir. Thump… By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer One of my favorite parts of the Bravo series Inside the Actors Studio is the series of questions James Lipton asks his guests. Based on the concept originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot (on his show Apostrophes) – as Lipton always […]

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Different Differences

Dusty Differences By Elizabeth Cutright The dusty grime of city streets Secret alleyways Twisting lanes and Cobblestones wet with rain. A nostalgia for what never-was The never-meant-to-be. The “yeah whatever.” What do I know… It’s another life Possible and not, Sometimes hard to tell the difference between the differences. (May 24, 2012)   All Content […]

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Artist’s Breaks

Just a short little note today about the importance of breaks. Just like the rhythms in your writing, your writing life ebbs and flows. Sometimes you feel like you can write through the night. Sometimes just one sentence can seem like a Bataan death march. It’s okay to ease up from the throttle once in […]

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A Writer In Motion

Permanence, Ambivalence and Doing the Footwork By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer How’s that great idea going?  You know…that novel that’s going to change the world. That award-winning screenplay… That poem for your friend’s wedding… Have you gotten beyond the concept and delved into the work of actually writing?  If not – […]

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A Rhythm to Your Words

Gary Hoffman’s Writeful is an invaluable tool. I find that each time I finish one of his chapters, I have a greater understanding of how I write, and I cultivate a new enthusiasm to get to the page and try out all those tricks and maneuvers.

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