Monsters, Mayhem and Movies

A couple of great scenes that are all about building tension and ratcheting up the fear. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Boo! Did I scare you? In honor of my favorite holiday and my favorite season, a meditation on some of the scariest, most spine-tingling scenes I remember from a couple […]

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That One Time…

Dodging a scary homeless, homicidal drifter. (I posted this on Jezebel as part of their “Let’s Scare the Crap Out Of Everyone” discussion thread and thought I’d share it here…) Okay – this happened to me in broad daylight and is less spooky and more “real world terrifying.” No ghosts or goblins, just one really […]

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Using Fear as Fodder

  Silver bullets, stakes through the heart, and that twist at the end. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer  “If a fear cannot be articulated, it can’t be conquered.” ― Stephen King I know I’m not alone when I declare Halloween to be my favorite holiday.  I’m constantly hearing reports that Americans spend […]

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Interview With a Vampire-Maker

Anne Rice’s advise to young writers. By Elizabeth Cutright “You have to ignore critics. Critics are a dime a dozen. Writers are unique.” Anne Rice I was not yet 21 when Anne Rice made a book-signing appearance at our local bookstore the Earthling (moment of silence, please, in memory of great urban bookstore lost to […]

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New Seats and Bigger Challenges

How “new media” is expanding opportunity. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Last week, I attended an event put on by Folio entitled “Amplifying Your Brand.”  The purpose of the event was to introduce magazines editors to the challenges and opportunities provided by the changing media landscape – including CMS, cloud computing, social […]

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Cut to the Quick…

A Story with 140 Characters By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Earlier this month, The Guardian asked a few well-known writers to draft a narrative in Twitter time – 140 characters for less.  The results ranged from interesting to banal (and to, perhaps, cribbed – commentators were quick to point out that Jeffrey […]

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Safari Suit Moments

What to do when you can’t always get what you want and you don’t know what you need. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I have a little story. A few years back, my friend and I took her two young sons on a outing to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. […]

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