How tales of writer’s block can help get you to the page. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer There I was…staring at a blank screen and a blinking cursor like some cliché from a paperback potboiler. Ahead of me, I could see the many signposts I had yet to cross: my morning […]Read more "Reading to Writing: Unlock the Block"
“Live a better life….tell better stories.” By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer So there ya go then… I should know what to expect whenever I delve into the comments section of Gawker (or any comments section for that matter), but I was still a little taken aback at all the snark directed […]Read more "How the Efforts of a Few Can Annoy the Many"
Writing When You Just Can’t By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Oh Monday, Monday…. the toughest day of the week. The 24-hour cycle that signals a new week, with new deadlines (or the ghosts of deadlines missed), new goals, and new challenges to overcome. Monday may be all about beginnings, but that […]Read more "Ideas, Retrofits and Video Games"
Distraction and the Art of Dodging the Page By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Did you know that a cat placed third in the Virginia senate race? Or that Charles Darwin garnered 4,000 votes in a Georgia contest? Did you hear the story about the woman who saved a random text from […]Read more "Avoidance and Penalty"
What shocks and destabilizes you in real life can help you write great fiction.Read more "Buckets of Cold Water and One Dead Dragon"
How to keep going in the face of an insurmountable word count… By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Oh NaNoWriMo….how I love and hate you so! As you all know, I’ve signed on to NaNoWriMo and, as such, am supposed to finish a 50,000 word novel by November 30th. I knew I […]Read more "Begin With The End, And Don’t Forget to Smile"
Don’t feel paralyzed by good fortune – help is easier to provide than it seems. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer August of 2005 was a rough patch for me. My current employment had become untenable, but I felt like there were no viable options. I’d abandoned all the tools I’ve talked […]Read more "Small Actions, Significant Consequences"