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 […]Read more "Narrative Timelines"
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 […]Read more "A Slave to Sound"
You are the Leprechaun By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Let’s talk a little bit about failure. It’s tough to overcome a creative defeat. We put so much of ourselves into our projects, that when they are criticized, mocked or disregarded, it can feel like a personal attack. The cuts and bruises […]Read more "Avoid the toxic reader and protect your pot of gold!"
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 […]Read more "Different Differences"
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 […]Read more "Artist’s Breaks"
Metaphors offer us the chance to concurrently elaborate on our ideas and focus our intent.Read more "Uplift and Illuminate with Metaphors"
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 – […]Read more "A Writer In Motion"
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.Read more "A Rhythm to Your Words"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “Life is not a submarine. There are no plans.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird So you’ve got a story to tell. That’s great news! You’re halfway there. But perhaps you just have an inkling of what you want to say, the tale you want to […]Read more "Cooking up plots and turning half-baked notions into a story."
The Art and Skill of Vulnerability By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “True art requires true honesty, which means that for our art’s sake, as much as for our own, we must learn the skill of vulnerability.” Julia Cameron The Right to Write It’s time to get real. Yesterday I talked about the […]Read more "To be free, you must first be vulnerable."