Alone, but not lonely…

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 […]

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Life Is Not A Paragraph

Rule Breakers and the Grammarians Who Love Them By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “That’s why I got a Ph.D. in English, precisely so I could avoid the proper use of a comma.” My old boss. Oh, the righteous indignation of the grammarian! Whole books have been written about bad grammar, fueled […]

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Between A and B

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 […]

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A Writer In Motion

Permanence, Ambivalence and Doing the Footwork By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer How’s that great idea going?  You know…that novel that’s going to change the world. That award-winning screenplay… That poem for your friend’s wedding… Have you gotten beyond the concept and delved into the work of actually writing?  If not – […]

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Take a closer look

  A new goal for this week: look closer, dig deeper, find the details. When you’re not working on a big project (like a novel or a collection of poems), it can be difficult to get to the page and write something imaginative.  But sometimes even the most prosaic of situations or items can contain […]

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