I’ve talked before about taking time-outs to fill up the creative well, and federally recognized holidays are always a great time to cash in some vacation days and take much needed time off.Read more "Musings on the Golden Hour"
When writing about the past, be prepared for painful insight.Read more "Lesson Never Learned"
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"
Past the cemetery gates and amongst the writers’ graves By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What would your final words be? What wisdom would you like to leave behind once you escape this mortal coil? What will you mumble or gasp with your last breath? What will they write on your gravestone? […]Read more "Tender Graces and Famous Last Words"
Kubla Khans and Xanadus By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I’ve picked up five or six books in the last half hour – all of them instruction manuals of one sort of another designed to motivate, nurture and encourage the aspiring writer. And not a one had anything worth saying. Well…what I […]Read more "Musing about inspiration and creative nudges."
Invigorate your writing by trying out a foreign tongue.Read more "Pick your poison: dialects, idioms and your own personal lingo."
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Talking with friends over the weekend…about our creative efforts and our dreams of more time/energy/money/inspiration to pursue new avenues for expression. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find that everyone has something else they’d rather be doing. I don’t mean sitting poolside with a fresh margarita […]Read more "You Mean Everyone’s Going to See This?"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Back in the day, when I was an aspiring screenwriter with stars in my eyes and a an almost completed Bachelor’s degree from college on the coast, I took a 2 unit “pass/no pass” class called, succinctly enough, “The Film Industry.” One day a week, for […]Read more "High Concepts and Zombie Projects"
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"
The View from Inspiration Point By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What was it Hemingway said? “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” That’s certainly what writing’s felt like for me lately. For […]Read more "Sometimes the only trick is to just keep going…"