Daily creative writing isn’t about tapping genius every chance you get. It’s about preparing for the long haul. Building up your creative stamina. Finding the reasons, searching for the golden ticket, and grasping at the brass ring.Read more "Cooing Angels and Rakish Devils"
(Sorry for the quick and dirty post. I’ve been felled by that master villan The Stomach Flu, and prolonged sessions at the keyboard are just not in my immediate future. I hope to be on the mend soon, in the meantime, I’ll be trying to keep up with short updates here when I can.) […]Read more
Writing Prompts and Tiny Exercises By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Oh Monday, you cruel mistress. Is there anyone out there who’s every really happy to see you? We know you’re arrival is preordained, and we can’t dodge you no matter how hard we try. Even a spontaneous “sick day” is inadequate […]Read more "Trying to get past Monday and on to the page."
Memory Triggers By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The scent of fallen pine needles cooking under a summer sun. Stretching my hands up over my head on a lazy Sunday morning. The guitar riff in Chris Isaak’s “Graduation Day.” These are some of my memory triggers – benign and, perhaps, banal little […]Read more "Stealing Time and Mining Material"