Confront your awkward missteps and cringe-worthy moments and set your writing free.Read more "We are, none of us, perfect…"
Sometimes life can get in the way of your creative goals and endeavors. It’s hard to sit down and write when arguments and expectations are whirling in your head, battling for attention. It’s even worse when the ones you love drag you onto to their stage, shove a tin sword in your hand and push you out to challenge their dragons.Read more "The Pen is Mightier…"
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"
Starting – or Restarting – at the Beginning. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Now that I’ve put The Right to Write behind me – and am almost done with Bird By Bird – I thought it made sense to pick up another old favorite: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. […]Read more "Reboot and Reclaim"
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"
You are the Leprechaun By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Let’s talk a little bit about failure. It’s tough to overcome a creative defeat. We put so much of ourselves into our projects, that when they are criticized, mocked or disregarded, it can feel like a personal attack. The cuts and bruises […]Read more "Avoid the toxic reader and protect your pot of gold!"
Permanence, Ambivalence and Doing the Footwork By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer How’s that great idea going? You know…that novel that’s going to change the world. That award-winning screenplay… That poem for your friend’s wedding… Have you gotten beyond the concept and delved into the work of actually writing? If not – […]Read more "A Writer In Motion"
The Art and Skill of Vulnerability By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “True art requires true honesty, which means that for our art’s sake, as much as for our own, we must learn the skill of vulnerability.” Julia Cameron The Right to Write It’s time to get real. Yesterday I talked about the […]Read more "To be free, you must first be vulnerable."
There Are No Other Roads By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Funny thing about writer’s block, it can sometimes spring upon you like a hunter’s trap. There you are, walking along the path of your imagination, drinking in all the sights and sounds and enjoying your journey, when out of nowhere the […]Read more "“Wield a More Subversive Sword! – Maurice Sendak"
(Just a quick note – the next few entries will short and sweet because I’m on the road. Next week we’ll get back to our regularly scheduled broadcasts) Who Do You Want to Be? By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Are you having doubts today? Not exactly sure you’re headed in the […]Read more "Desire and Destiny"