Narrative Timelines

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 […]

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Inspiration is in the details…

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 […]

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What Gets You Writing?

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 […]

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“Writing rights things.”

“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 […]

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