Confront your awkward missteps and cringe-worthy moments and set your writing free.Read more "We are, none of us, perfect…"
We may all write alone, but that doesn’t mean we’re not all in this together.Read more "Reboots and Restarts"
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"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Last week I talk about one of Julia Cameron‘s tools, the Narrative Timeline. The idea is to write about your life in five year intervals. Not only can it give you a sense of the greater patterns in your life – where you’ve been and […]Read more "Fruits of the Narrative Time Line"
Tilling and Sowing the Acre of Characterization We are all main characters in our own stories, even if we sometimes wonder why it feels like we’re always getting second billing. And because we’re living out on own stories, sometimes it can be difficult to suspend our consciousness – or self consciousness – in order to […]Read more "Developing the “character” of your character."
Contrasts and Comparisons By Elizabeth Cutright (Excerpted from East Junction, a novel in progress) It was the sort of exhaustion that takes over your entire body – wrapping you up in a gossamer web of steely threads. Gillian felt paralyzed, and she knew it had more to do with emotional exertions than anything overtly physical. […]Read more "Let your character tell the story."
Opening Scene to Whistling in the Graveyard By Elizabeth Cutright FADE IN: Interior: BEDROOM-6:00am The red numbers of a digital alarm clock read 5:59 am. As they click over to 6:00 am, the radio turns on and Tom Petty’s “American Girl” blares out, tinny and scratchy over the radio’s tiny speaker. A tanned, androgynous hand […]Read more "Screenplays & Opening Scenes"