As writers, we leave our harbors and explore new seas to find adventure but also to find our way back home — smarter, stronger, and more alive than when we sailed.Read more "Soul in the Sky"
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"
Sometimes a flooded field and a cancelled game are better than a victory. Sometimes the events that seem inevitable can be displaced and dispatched with just a little innovative thinking.
And sometimes…sometimes…we just need to play a wet and sloppy game of baseball in an empty stadium under the stars.Read more "An Empty Stadium Under The Stars"
City Streets and love around every corner. By Elizabeth Cutright I’m not sure if it’s infatuation, a wicked crush or true love, but I found romance over the weekend….and it goes by the name of New York City. I’m not going to lie. I’ve fallen in love with cities before. Dublin and I had a […]Read more "Signed…sealed…delivered…"
“New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m not quite a “world traveler,” but I’ve been around: Paris, the Andes…Tel Aviv, Chicago, even Tijuana. I say “yes” to just about any invitation to pack a carry-on and hop on a jet. I’ve also been lucky enough in […]Read more "Oh, golly gee damn!"
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"
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 […]Read more "That One Time…"
Looking at the world with specificity, compassion and purpose will improve your writing. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer My friend’s toddler has it the “what” stage. “What’s that momma?” she asks, pointing at, in no particular order, sea shells, abandoned hubcaps, hot chocolate…another toddler’s toy. The questions, my friend admits, have […]Read more "Start Paying Attention"
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"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Writing from the nooks and crannies again today since I’m still on the road. As I’ve been conducting meet-and-greets and interviews, the big question that keeps being asked is “who’s your reader?” It’s a tricky business, focusing on who’s consuming your content rather than the content […]Read more "Who’s your audience?"