Wanderlusting and globetrotting fire up the heart and spark endless creativity, so energize your writing by grabbing your passport, holstering your journal, and getting out into the world. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi Jalalud-Din The airport is as busy as a beehive, cars come and go, passengers get out or get […]Read more "All the Colors and Textures of Travel"
Writing requires a certain fearlessness in the face of past failures, and sometimes the most frightening challenge involves returning the page once more.Read more "High Dives and Leaps of Faith"
What you leave out is just as important as what you leave in. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I love detail. I bet you already knew that just by skimming a couple of my previous blog posts. I revel in description, and whenever I tell a story – written or verbal […]Read more "Between A and B"
The View from Inspiration Point By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What was it Hemingway said? “There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.” That’s certainly what writing’s felt like for me lately. For […]Read more "Sometimes the only trick is to just keep going…"
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"
Starting Your Novel – Part 1 (A Special Multi-part report from a Writers Workshop) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer So you want to write a book? Perhaps you’ve already started – and restarted – plenty of times already. Either way, there’s always more to learn when it comes to writing long-form, […]Read more "“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop” (Alice in Wonderland)"
Memoria (Excerpted from Come As You Are, a novel in progress) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Hannah’s cousins were a disappointment. Cliquish and silly, they pretty much ignored her – interloper that she was – once they’d exhausted all points of inquiry about life in California. Did she surf, they asked […]Read more "A tune in a different key…"
Robots and Dinosaurs (From Come As You Are, a novel in progress) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Hannah softly finished off the last verse of Old MacDonald had a Farm as her baby brother’s eyes fluttered closed. Fussy all day – probably due to all the cooing and cuddling as he […]Read more "Life as a starting point."
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"
Writers workshop travel writing tips and tools of the trade.Read more "Pack Your Bags and Grab Your Passport"