So I’ve been recovering from the flu this week – well, I just started recovering – and so I’ve been off my “writing game” for the last few days. I’ve been skipping my morning pages and any Artist Date will have to take place within 25ft of my bed. The worst part – aside from […]Read more "Oh the “frailty of egos!”"
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"
Leaves change, pumpkins pop out of patches, and the world starts anew. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “Each year I resolve to believe there will be possibilities. Every year I resolve to be a little less the me I know and leave a little room for the me I could […]Read more "Autmnal Resolutions"
Gorey had it about right; ““Books. Cats. Life is good.” By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “What a luxury a cat is, the moments of shocking and startling pleasure in a day, the feel of the beast, the soft sleekness under your palm, the warmth when you wake on a cold night, […]Read more "Petting, Purring and Revelation"
Looking at the world with specificity, compassion and purpose will improve your writing. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer My friend’s toddler has it the “what” stage. “What’s that momma?” she asks, pointing at, in no particular order, sea shells, abandoned hubcaps, hot chocolate…another toddler’s toy. The questions, my friend admits, have […]Read more "Start Paying Attention"
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."
When Voices Carry By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer There are times – we’ve all gone through them – when we just don’t want to talk to someone. Perhaps it’s that awkward moment when you run into your boss at the grocery store after work hours, your cart full of frozen pizzas […]Read more "The Art of Dialogue"
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?"
Cultivating a knack for solitude. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “I want to be left alone,” Greta Garbo famously said, and from that one innocuous sentence sprang up a pop culture mythology she could never overcome. Ever after she was the solitary muse, the mysterious introvert, the one person who needed […]Read more "Alone, but not lonely…"
Casting a Net By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What do you do when you don’t want to do anything at all? I don’t know about you, but lethargy is my Achilles heel – it’s the obstacle that’s so difficult to overcome in part because you can’t even muster enthusiasm for the […]Read more "Battling Demons, Doldrums and Doubt"