Confront your awkward missteps and cringe-worthy moments and set your writing free.Read more "We are, none of us, perfect…"
It’s Time To Get Organized By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn Once upon a time…I found myself with a Juris Doctorate, a crippling student […]Read more "Violent Executions and Plans of Action"
Looking at the world with specificity, compassion and purpose will improve your writing. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer My friend’s toddler has it the “what” stage. “What’s that momma?” she asks, pointing at, in no particular order, sea shells, abandoned hubcaps, hot chocolate…another toddler’s toy. The questions, my friend admits, have […]Read more "Start Paying Attention"
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."
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."
Dominating Details Earlier this week, I practiced the art of specificity and came up with some interesting pieces of description. Thanks to Julia Cameron, I was able to take everyday objects and meld them into something a little grander, a little more sublime. By applying specificity to Gary Hoffman’s “railroad ramble,” I captured a snapshot […]Read more "Inspiration is in the details…"
I’ve been feeling under the weather the last few days – finally succumbing to whatever flu virus is going around – and so I haven’t felt up to writing, let alone creating any new content. Of course I feel tremendous guilt about this. I committed to writing in this blog regularly – hopefully every day, […]Read more "Overcoming Doubts and Doldrums"