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"
For writers, it’s tempting to try to record every moment of an adventure, but sometimes it’s better to surrender the pen and ink and just let the experience wash over you.Read more "From Paris with Love"
Dodging a scary homeless, homicidal drifter. (I posted this on Jezebel as part of their “Let’s Scare the Crap Out Of Everyone” discussion thread and thought I’d share it here…) Okay – this happened to me in broad daylight and is less spooky and more “real world terrifying.” No ghosts or goblins, just one really […]Read more "That One Time…"
Pumpkins, Costumes and Autumn’s Opportunities By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The weekend’s almost here, bringing with it the last holiday of summer and the start of one of my favorite season. I love the Fall. The idea that it’s time to reap what you’ve sown….time to gather up the fruits […]Read more "Filling Up the Well"
The Shortest Story By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Sometimes smaller is better – especially when you’re in a creative rut. I don’t know about you, but Monday’s are usually the toughest day in the week for me – catching up on all the to-do’s I ignored over the weekend and […]Read more "Once Upon A Time…(period)."
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?"
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"
A port in any storm. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The calm before the chaos. That soft place-to-fall, and the shelter from the maddening crowd. How do you write when, as William Wordsworth would say, “the world is too much with us?” It can be so very hard to disconnect from […]Read more "Dodging Shadows and Finding Peace – Another Artist’s Date Adventure"
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…"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Last week I talk about one of Julia Cameron‘s tools, the Narrative Timeline. The idea is to write about your life in five year intervals. Not only can it give you a sense of the greater patterns in your life – where you’ve been and […]Read more "Fruits of the Narrative Time Line"