To writers, journalists, or creatives of any breed and background, material is key. But there’s a dark side to this pursuit of experience.Read more "Why Do We Pursue the Inevitable?"
There’s a bit of dust up ahead for the Daily Creative Writer…I’ll be spending the next few days amongst boxes and U-haul trucks, repeating Garrison Keillor‘s mantra that “nothing bad ever happens to a writer, it’s all material.” In the meantime – here’s a poem based on some recent “material.” Private Validations Cowards hiding behind […]Read more "On The Move…"
The best way to get through that slalom run known as “the holiday season,” is adhere every more strictly to your daily schedule.Read more "From Turkeys to Stockings to Writer’s Block and Empty Pages"
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer This is what I remember…wandering down the silent stacks of the university library, searching for a screenplay to read and review as part an assignment […]Read more "Don’t Forget to Feed the Animals"
Drama – a renewable resource By Elizabeth Cutright “Keep the drama on the page.” Julia Cameron, The Right to Write “I refuse to engage in any drama except the drama that serves me and my purposes. I practice what I preach: if you dump drama into my life, I will put it and you onto […]Read more "Drama As Creative Fuel"