Wanderlusting and globetrotting fire up the heart and spark endless creativity, so energize your writing by grabbing your passport, holstering your journal, and getting out into the world. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi Jalalud-Din The airport is as busy as a beehive, cars come and go, passengers get out or get […]Read more "All the Colors and Textures of Travel"
Sometimes you just need a break … a rest … a moment of silence. Sometimes skipping out on your “creative life” comes with the territory.Read more "Skipping Out on the Creative Life"
No one can dodge dark times, so let the inevitability of failure and pain liberate your writing.Read more "The Glass Is Already Broken"
The View from Inspiration Point By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What was it Hemingway said? “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” That’s certainly what writing’s felt like for me lately. For […]Read more "Sometimes the only trick is to just keep going…"
Plunging into the Past By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer In addition to the morning pages – which I’ve talked about at length in previous posts – another writing tool suggested by Julia Cameron is the Narrative Timeline. The idea is to write out the story of your life, in five-year […]Read more "Narrative Timelines"
Memoria (Excerpted from Come As You Are, a novel in progress) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Hannah’s cousins were a disappointment. Cliquish and silly, they pretty much ignored her – interloper that she was – once they’d exhausted all points of inquiry about life in California. Did she surf, they asked […]Read more "A tune in a different key…"
Writers workshop travel writing tips and tools of the trade.Read more "Pack Your Bags and Grab Your Passport"
The Shallows and the Deep By Elizabeth Cutright (Excerpted from East Junction, a novel in progress) His heart still pounded when he remembered the call. He’d recognized her voice right away. When someone haunts your dreams, it is easy to remember what they sound like. Especially when the echo of their farewell still reverberates in […]Read more "Gender Swap"
Murder in the Desert By Elizabeth Cutright (Excerpted from “East Junction” – a novel in progress) Sheriff?” Bernice Pale’s voice crackled over the car radio, the static initially masking the tone of her voice. At first, Sheriff Lance Waddell thought she was just a little early for the hourly radio check in. Sixty years old […]Read more "Expository Prose"
Contect – an excerpt from “East Junction” – a novel in progressRead more "Character memories"