The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get […]Read more "2012 in review"
Overcoming a attitude and going “where the day takes you.” By Elizabeth Cutright The holidays have burglarized my time off. I’m missing those time outs, periods of self reflection, and that little extra moment when you take a deep breath and whisper “serenity now.” Needless to say, I envisioned a more productive vacation. I’ll be […]Read more "Cajoling Your Muse"
Taking breaks and strategizing By Elizabeth Cutright I’ve crossed a desert, dodging semis and Sunday drivers, and am now spreading holiday cheer and trying to recuperate after weeks of nonstop action. If you’re still wrapping gifts or making one last trip to the store, I feel your pain-I procrastinated to the point of ridiculousness this […]Read more "Holiday Respites and Old Man’s Laps"
Asking questions and uncovering stories, one blog at a time. By Elizabeth Cutright (Part 1 of a Series) When you don’t know, ask. When you’re wondering, pose a question. And when you feel like you’re stumbling around in the dark, then – by all means – ask someone to turn on the light. A few […]Read more "Interview with a Blogger"
Writing on a Desperado Monday By Elizabeth Cutright We’ve all had those days…times when just about everything and everyone annoys us. Perhaps we find ourselves getting unaccountably or irrationally angry over little things – a Facebook posting, coworkers gossiping loudly about the weekend, a cold and cloudy atmosphere where, in the words of the Eagles, […]Read more "Ruffled Feathers"
Navigating your office holiday party. By Elizabeth Cutright “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, […]Read more "Drink And Dance And Laugh And Lie"
Daydreams to dash the doldrums. By Elizabeth Cutright “We must enter a daydream – willing suspend conscious thought of reality with our eyes open – before we can experience the joy of reverie.” Sarah Ban Breathnach Oh those moments when you feel wrung out, strung out and left out. The holidays are upon us, and […]Read more "The Secret Life of the Daily Creative Writer"
Good Things Come in Twos By Elizabeth Cutright One is not always the loneliest number (especially if you’re at the top of Santa’s “nice” list), but just about everything is better when it’s part of a pair. Two glasses of wine? Awesome! Leaving work two hours early? Fantastic! Always quickly following up your first […]Read more "Recognition With Perfect Timing"
Happy “Insecure Writer’s Support Day!” By Elizabeth Cutright You are not alone. Yes…I know you hear that often – we all do – but the frequency of the statement (or its super-status as a cliché) doesn’t make it any less real or truthful, or significant. You are not alone in your writing. You have an […]Read more "Welcome to Wednesday"