What you leave out is just as important as what you leave in. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I love detail. I bet you already knew that just by skimming a couple of my previous blog posts. I revel in description, and whenever I tell a story – written or verbal […]Read more "Between A and B"
The truth is, we writers aren’t always going to succeed, we we can’t let failure keep us from the page.Read more "Dealing with Failure and Misplaced Ambition"
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer This is what I remember…wandering down the silent stacks of the university library, searching for a screenplay to read and review as part an assignment […]Read more "Don’t Forget to Feed the Animals"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Have you found your tribe? This quote by Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin in last month’s Rolling Stone magazine seems apropos in light of yesterday’s entry on blooming where you’re planted. “I have names for those writers: I call them architects and gardeners. […]Read more "Knowing Your Writer’s Self"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Sometimes the past can rear up unexpectedly and slap you in the face (or knock you on your ass). When that happens – when your history arrives unannounced and sets up camp in your present – I find it helpful to remember the words of Garrison […]Read more "Graveyard Digging"
What do you say this summer we all start a writing project? Nothing fancy. Just something to do during those moments of peace; those sunny pauses.Read more "Summer Vacation"
Starting – or Restarting – at the Beginning. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Now that I’ve put The Right to Write behind me – and am almost done with Bird By Bird – I thought it made sense to pick up another old favorite: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. […]Read more "Reboot and Reclaim"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Another hectic Monday and I don’t when I’m going to find the time to write (beyond my daily morning pages, of course!). Catching up after a week out of the office means meetings and emails…so many, many emails. Life goes on, and the pace only quickens […]Read more "Tackling Tricky Little Ideas"
Glass Houses By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Do opinions matter? Are we writing to please others or from some internal need to express ourselves creatively? And does it matter if your writing falls flat or flies high, if you can’t find satisfaction in what you’ve created? It’s a struggle to write […]Read more "“Opinions are the cheapest commodities in the world.”"
A port in any storm. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The calm before the chaos. That soft place-to-fall, and the shelter from the maddening crowd. How do you write when, as William Wordsworth would say, “the world is too much with us?” It can be so very hard to disconnect from […]Read more "Dodging Shadows and Finding Peace – Another Artist’s Date Adventure"