Online, your audience is only limited by your bandwidth
But sometimes, just when you’re prepared to take down a trolling commentator or other various troglodytes, the comments streams overwhelms you. Could all these people really believe the idiotic things they’re writing? Could there really be this many racist, homophobe misogynist ass-wipes in the world?
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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, […]
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Writing When You Just Can’t By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Oh Monday, Monday…. the toughest day of the week. The 24-hour cycle that signals a new week, with new deadlines (or the ghosts of deadlines missed), new goals, and new challenges to overcome. Monday may be all about beginnings, but that […]
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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 […]
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Quick Roundup of Helpful Writer’s Tools By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I’ve talked about GalleyCat before. If you haven’t checked the site out, I highly recommend putting it in your rotation. If you’re not a professional writer, a lot of the information may not seem relevant, but the site’s helped me […]
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Poetry from the every day. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Mania and misplaced energy abound today – so much to do and so little time to get it all done. It’s been difficult to carve out some space to think, let alone write. And so I used one of the oldest […]
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The stupid, silly world of E-Media (Notes from a Writers Workshop, Part 5) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer If you’re reading this blog, then chances are you’re part of some larger social media community. I use Twitter and Facebook to reach out to my blog audience, and WordPress also does a lot […]
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Selling your content, and yourself, to editors and the online audience (Notes from a Writers Workshop, Part 5) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer (Previous entries in this series here, here here and here) As I’ve said many times, I’m not a big believer in writing to fulfill some dream of fame and fortune. To […]
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The World Is Enough By Elizabeth Cutright Slipping through the Spanish countryside on one of Spain’s speedy and modern trains headed to Toledo, I was so happy that I’d looked sleep deprivation bravely in the face and said, “you will not defeat me!” At about 4am in the morning, it looked like I wasn’t going […]
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