Confront your awkward missteps and cringe-worthy moments and set your writing free.Read more "We are, none of us, perfect…"
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"
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"
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."
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…"
Today I was working again with Julia Cameron‘s The Right to Write, and the exercise was all about “freestyling” on the topics and genres that would be fun to write about if you were just writing for the enjoyment of the process and not the end goal. Of course writing should be a joy – those […]Read more "What Gets You Writing?"
“Writing ‘rights’ things.” Julia Cameron, The Right to Write When I started this blog, I intended to pull out all the tools that I’d previously used with great success as a way to “prime the pump” and get my long -dreamed creative projects off the ground. I started off 2012 knowing that I wanted to write […]Read more "“Writing rights things.”"