For writers and creatives, the daily battles can be won not just through countless counter attacks, but with extra doses of self-care and time set aside for creative pursuits.Read more "Soothing the Ravenous Soul"
Sometimes you need to recalibrate your settings and realize that all those cliché’s about serving too many masters and burning candles at both ends have a point – we can only accomplish so much at any given time.Read more "“When It’s Time to Change, It’s Time to Rearrange…”"
When it comes to real life, what do you do when the infantry doesn’t materialize, and no-one’s around to save the day?Read more "Waiting for the Plot Twist"
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is stand your ground.Read more "The Art of the Gamble"
Daily creative writing isn’t about tapping genius every chance you get. It’s about preparing for the long haul. Building up your creative stamina. Finding the reasons, searching for the golden ticket, and grasping at the brass ring.Read more "Cooing Angels and Rakish Devils"
What will you do in the next hundred days? By Elizabeth Cutright Last night, I had the opportunity to watch a good friend complete another chapter in her latest adventure. I’ve mentioned my adventures with Spruced and Mindy Nelson before, and last night Mindy graduated from the Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) core 14-week Self-Employment Training course. […]Read more "Challenge Accepted!"
Crafts, Hobbies and the Crafty Consciousness By Elizabeth Cutright I have a confession to make…I never took Home Ec in high school. I was too busy being a nerd, spending all my time on the yearbook and the school newspaper while quietly pining after the dismissive jock who was in love with all my friends […]Read more "Behind The Seams…"
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"
It’s November 1st, have you started your novel yet? This month dawns on a weather beaten nation high on mini candy bars and waiting (somewhat) anxiously for Election Day. November 1st also happens to be the start day for NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo (let’s call it NNWM from now on, shall we? Those […]Read more "Foolish Follies and Finished Novels"
(Sorry for the quick and dirty post. I’ve been felled by that master villan The Stomach Flu, and prolonged sessions at the keyboard are just not in my immediate future. I hope to be on the mend soon, in the meantime, I’ll be trying to keep up with short updates here when I can.) […]Read more