As writers and artists, we understand our creations are the culmination of our feelings and experiences, but how many of us are truly mining our histories for gems and treasures to fuel our projects and our self-perception?Read more "Your Past Can Be Your Creative Guide"
Telescopic sentences present an opportunity for writers to transform simple scenes with detail and description.Read more "You can win the battle of the run-on!"
When, as a writer or creative, you find yourself feeling unmotivated, uninspired or just plain blocked, re-frame your perspective and keep an eye out for signs you’re on the right track.Read more "Reframe it, Adjust It, Find a Fix"
When you’re starting out on a new adventure, trial and error are to be expected and you need to prepare yourself for some missteps and blunders. Instead of focusing on perfection and lamenting your mistakes, why not put extra effort into learning from your errors and finding a way to grow success from failure.Read more "Dealing with Failure"
Just like the authors and artists who amaze and inspire, Robin Williams was a rare soul whose iconic roles transcended and amazed.Read more "A Little Spark of Madness"
We may all write alone, but that doesn’t mean we’re not all in this together.Read more "Reboots and Restarts"
Lessons learned and the art of the grade school diorama. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Did you ever make a diorama as part of a school project? How lovely to distill an entire event or story into something the size of a shoebox. You’d carefully paint that agnostic background – trees, […]Read more "The Stories We Tell Ourselves"
NaNoWrMo is bigger than 50,000 words. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Why did I decide to attempt the NaNoWrMo project? That’s a good question. While I’ve always harbored fantasies of being a published novelist, the truth is that it’s been a while since a long-form narrative has sounded appealing. My life […]Read more "Why Try?"
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"
How “new media” is expanding opportunity. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Last week, I attended an event put on by Folio entitled “Amplifying Your Brand.” The purpose of the event was to introduce magazines editors to the challenges and opportunities provided by the changing media landscape – including CMS, cloud computing, social […]Read more "New Seats and Bigger Challenges"