Sometimes life can get in the way of your creative goals and endeavors. It’s hard to sit down and write when arguments and expectations are whirling in your head, battling for attention. It’s even worse when the ones you love drag you onto to their stage, shove a tin sword in your hand and push you out to challenge their dragons.Read more "The Pen is Mightier…"
Sometimes you just need a break … a rest … a moment of silence. Sometimes skipping out on your “creative life” comes with the territory.Read more "Skipping Out on the Creative Life"
The thrill may be gone, but for writers it’s never over. We are not truly happy, truly satisfied, truly complete unless we are writing.Read more "Why Haven’t I Been Writing?"
How do you overcome scattered wits and compromised emotions? By Elizabeth Cutright This week I’ve been distracted. Not only are all the usual issues of daily life tugging at my feet, but unanticipated events are also throwing me for a loop. Unexpected lunch dates…Mis-calendared meetings (“you mean they’re waiting for me in the conference room […]Read more "WWD: Writing While Distracted"
A new year with the Daily Creative Writer By Elizabeth Cutright Well… that was an adventure! I started out last year with one goal – to start a blog and use it to expand my writing routine. While I’ve always been a storyteller at heart, regular writing has been an inconsistent occupation. When you’re a […]Read more "Reminiscing, Reflecting and Re-Committing"
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"
You don’t choose to be a writer, you’re anointed at birth, it is a beautiful and terrible benediction.Read more "Yes, I Have No Widgets"
Anne Rice’s advise to young writers. By Elizabeth Cutright “You have to ignore critics. Critics are a dime a dozen. Writers are unique.” Anne Rice I was not yet 21 when Anne Rice made a book-signing appearance at our local bookstore the Earthling (moment of silence, please, in memory of great urban bookstore lost to […]Read more "Interview With a Vampire-Maker"
What to do when the well runs dry. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “One must accept that one has ‘uncreative’ moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass. One must have the courage to call a halt, to feel empty and discouraged.” Etty Hillesum In […]Read more "Creative Droughts"
Writing tips and tools from GRR Martin By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Fantasy and Science Fiction are two of my favorite genres to read, but not something I’d ever really attempt to write myself. All that world building, all those completely new tools, trades, and tricks to create, all those different […]Read more "From Sagas to Short Stories"