Confront your awkward missteps and cringe-worthy moments and set your writing free.Read more "We are, none of us, perfect…"
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"
Advisors, Directors and Trailblazers By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I’ve always belived that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. Gloria Vanderbilt I’m not going to lie. It’s not going to be easy. Not one bit. But it’s not impossible. Not by a long shot. I’m talking about following […]Read more "Charting a Creative Course"
It’s Time To Get Organized By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn Once upon a time…I found myself with a Juris Doctorate, a crippling student […]Read more "Violent Executions and Plans of Action"
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"
Engaging the mind through the eye. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer As regular followers of my blog already know, I take a lot of inspiration (a lot of inspiration) from the words and works of the authors who’ve trampled a trail before me. One of the main purposes of the Daily […]Read more "Famous Quotes and Etsy Illustrators"
When Voices Carry By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer There are times – we’ve all gone through them – when we just don’t want to talk to someone. Perhaps it’s that awkward moment when you run into your boss at the grocery store after work hours, your cart full of frozen pizzas […]Read more "The Art of Dialogue"
Starting – or Restarting – at the Beginning. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Now that I’ve put The Right to Write behind me – and am almost done with Bird By Bird – I thought it made sense to pick up another old favorite: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. […]Read more "Reboot and Reclaim"
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"
Permanence, Ambivalence and Doing the Footwork By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer How’s that great idea going? You know…that novel that’s going to change the world. That award-winning screenplay… That poem for your friend’s wedding… Have you gotten beyond the concept and delved into the work of actually writing? If not – […]Read more "A Writer In Motion"