When writing about the past, be prepared for painful insight.Read more "Lesson Never Learned"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Well then…there ya go. Lately I’ve been writing a lot about the need to respect the value of solitude and downtime. I’ve also talked about how there’ve been times when life’s taken matters into its own hands, like the flu that always manages to sideline me […]Read more "Buzzing past the caution tape."
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “Life is not a submarine. There are no plans.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird So you’ve got a story to tell. That’s great news! You’re halfway there. But perhaps you just have an inkling of what you want to say, the tale you want to […]Read more "Cooking up plots and turning half-baked notions into a story."
What’s for lunch? Yesterday I talked about the tool of specificity. By looking closely at – and writing about – the details, we can often jumpstart the writing process and end up in a completely different place than where we started. The benefit of specificity is that takes out some of the mystery of the […]Read more "Writing Tool: School Lunches"