Just like the authors and artists who amaze and inspire, Robin Williams was a rare soul whose iconic roles transcended and amazed.Read more "A Little Spark of Madness"
Past the cemetery gates and amongst the writers’ graves By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What would your final words be? What wisdom would you like to leave behind once you escape this mortal coil? What will you mumble or gasp with your last breath? What will they write on your gravestone? […]Read more "Tender Graces and Famous Last Words"
Kubla Khans and Xanadus By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I’ve picked up five or six books in the last half hour – all of them instruction manuals of one sort of another designed to motivate, nurture and encourage the aspiring writer. And not a one had anything worth saying. Well…what I […]Read more "Musing about inspiration and creative nudges."
Invigorate your writing by trying out a foreign tongue.Read more "Pick your poison: dialects, idioms and your own personal lingo."
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 Talking with friends over the weekend…about our creative efforts and our dreams of more time/energy/money/inspiration to pursue new avenues for expression. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find that everyone has something else they’d rather be doing. I don’t mean sitting poolside with a fresh margarita […]Read more "You Mean Everyone’s Going to See This?"
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"
Poetry from the every day. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Mania and misplaced energy abound today – so much to do and so little time to get it all done. It’s been difficult to carve out some space to think, let alone write. And so I used one of the oldest […]Read more "Grasping for Substance"
Getting Back Into the Groove By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer My summer idyll is over and I’m back to that daily grind – schedules and alarm clocks and rushed, 60-minute lunch breaks. Life just shrank from an expansive shoreline dappled in warm, afternoon sunlight to an 8’x8’ cubicle cell, with dim […]Read more "“I don’t want to be here, but I am.”"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Enjoying some time off, but still carving out moments to write. This came into my head while I swayed in a wooden rocking chair, it’s brightly colored slats faded by the seasons. The chair’s gate was a bit wobbly as I pushed myself up and down […]Read more "Finally…vacation"