There’s a bit of dust up ahead for the Daily Creative Writer…I’ll be spending the next few days amongst boxes and U-haul trucks, repeating Garrison Keillor‘s mantra that “nothing bad ever happens to a writer, it’s all material.” In the meantime – here’s a poem based on some recent “material.” Private Validations Cowards hiding behind […]Read more "On The Move…"
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"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Well then…there ya go. Lately I’ve been writing a lot about the need to respect the value of solitude and downtime. I’ve also talked about how there’ve been times when life’s taken matters into its own hands, like the flu that always manages to sideline me […]Read more "Buzzing past the caution tape."
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?"
Memory Triggers By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The scent of fallen pine needles cooking under a summer sun. Stretching my hands up over my head on a lazy Sunday morning. The guitar riff in Chris Isaak’s “Graduation Day.” These are some of my memory triggers – benign and, perhaps, banal little […]Read more "Stealing Time and Mining Material"
Poetry from the every day. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Mania and misplaced energy abound today – so much to do and so little time to get it all done. It’s been difficult to carve out some space to think, let alone write. And so I used one of the oldest […]Read more "Grasping for Substance"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Enjoying some time off, but still carving out moments to write. This came into my head while I swayed in a wooden rocking chair, it’s brightly colored slats faded by the seasons. The chair’s gate was a bit wobbly as I pushed myself up and down […]Read more "Finally…vacation"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Sometimes the past can rear up unexpectedly and slap you in the face (or knock you on your ass). When that happens – when your history arrives unannounced and sets up camp in your present – I find it helpful to remember the words of Garrison […]Read more "Graveyard Digging"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Another hectic Monday and I don’t when I’m going to find the time to write (beyond my daily morning pages, of course!). Catching up after a week out of the office means meetings and emails…so many, many emails. Life goes on, and the pace only quickens […]Read more "Tackling Tricky Little Ideas"
My past is full of wisdom gleaned from words written decades – if not centuries – before I was born. It does not diminish their influence.Read more "Bees, Buzzing and the Art of the Mentor"