WWD: Writing While Distracted

How do you overcome scattered wits and compromised emotions? By Elizabeth Cutright This week I’ve been distracted.  Not only are all the usual issues of daily life tugging at my feet, but unanticipated events are also throwing me for a loop.  Unexpected lunch dates…Mis-calendared meetings (“you mean they’re waiting for me in the conference room […]

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Yes, I Have No Widgets

You don’t choose to be a writer, you’re anointed at birth, it is a beautiful and terrible benediction.

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Lessons learned and the art of the grade school diorama. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Did you ever make a diorama as part of a school project?  How lovely to distill an entire event or story into something the size of a shoebox.  You’d carefully paint that agnostic background – trees, […]

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Why Try?

NaNoWrMo is bigger than 50,000 words. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Why did I decide to attempt the NaNoWrMo project?  That’s a good question.  While I’ve always harbored fantasies of being a published novelist, the truth is that it’s been a while since a long-form narrative has sounded appealing.  My life […]

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