In the Mood By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer How are you feeling today? Are you having a good day? Does anything seem possible? Do you have a healthy list of things to look forward to? Can you barely suppress a smile as you pounce on the keyboard or pull out that […]Read more "Writing as a tool for life."
The Truth About Artist Dates By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I wasn’t off to a glorious start. After discovering that my socks had lost all their elastic and were determined to ride down past my heels and clump up under the arch of my foot, I chose to keep on hiking […]Read more "“There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality” ― Maurice Sendak"
Where are you? By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Whenever my friends and I lose each other in a crowd or a super store, on of us will yell out “Marco” and wait for the answering “Polo!” It’s goofy, but it never fail to make me smile. It’s also reassuring – we’re […]Read more "“X” Marks the Spot"
You’re Not An Impostor I was at a party a few weeks back, and a friend of mine said something so witty, so original that I replied, “watch out, I’m going to steal that for my next story!” Everyone laughed, joking that their words were no longer safe in my company. “You bet,” I replied. […]Read more "You’re A Writer"
Filling the Nooks and Crannies So how do you write? It seems like a simple question, but I bet my answer would be different from yours. In fact, I bet my answer this afternoon would be slightly different from what I’d say tomorrow, or what I would’ve described yesterday. One thing I know for sure […]Read more "Overcoming Your Slacker Tendencies"
Getting Lucky Are you getting some? If not, why not? There are no rules. Get it where you can. “Don’t make it fancy. Do it on the kitchen table… flash your moves like Jessica Lange’s white panties in The Postman Always Rings Twice. Do it in the back of a pew at church. Do it […]Read more "You know what you need…get some!"
Sketching and Jotting Your Way to Victory When you’re trying to write everyday – and especially when you’ve created a blog called the Daily Creative Writer – sometimes it can be hard to come up with material…especially creative material. I tend to do some of my best ad hoc writing when I’m stuck somewhere, like […]Read more "Be humble. Be brave. Get it on the page."
Turn On the Lights After law school I was a bit of a lost soul. I knew I didn’t want to be a lawyer – a realization not as unusual as you would think, even after you’ve dumped $100k on a legal education that now seems unsuitable and uncomfortable. I was working as a student […]Read more "Mold It, Mend It, Change It…Just Make Sure to Write It"
“Even the smallest amount of self-nurturance will have an immediate and beneficial impact on our writing,” advises Julia Cameron in The Right to Write.Read more "Date nights and the creative pause."
Dominating Details Earlier this week, I practiced the art of specificity and came up with some interesting pieces of description. Thanks to Julia Cameron, I was able to take everyday objects and meld them into something a little grander, a little more sublime. By applying specificity to Gary Hoffman’s “railroad ramble,” I captured a snapshot […]Read more "Inspiration is in the details…"