Start Paying Attention

Looking at the world with specificity, compassion and purpose will improve your writing. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer My friend’s toddler has it the “what” stage.  “What’s that momma?” she asks, pointing at, in no particular order, sea shells, abandoned hubcaps, hot chocolate…another toddler’s toy.   The questions, my friend admits, have […]

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Creative Droughts

What to do when the well runs dry. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “One must accept that one has ‘uncreative’ moments.  The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass.  One must have the courage to call a halt, to feel empty and discouraged.” Etty Hillesum In […]

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Objects and Memories

Finding Fictional Inspiration in the World Around You By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Take a look at that chair on the other side of the room.  What do you see, place to sit or something more?  Maybe a magic portal? Or a relic from the past – proof of some prior […]

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From Sagas to Short Stories

Writing tips and tools from GRR Martin By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Fantasy and Science Fiction are two of my favorite genres to read, but not something I’d ever really attempt to write myself.  All that world building, all those completely new tools, trades, and tricks to create, all those different […]

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Room To Fail

Writing when there’s nothing left to lose. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “You might never fail on the scale I did, but it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by […]

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