“New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald I’m not quite a “world traveler,” but I’ve been around: Paris, the Andes…Tel Aviv, Chicago, even Tijuana. I say “yes” to just about any invitation to pack a carry-on and hop on a jet. I’ve also been lucky enough in […]Read more "Oh, golly gee damn!"
Navigating your office holiday party. By Elizabeth Cutright “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, […]Read more "Drink And Dance And Laugh And Lie"
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!”"
Tips and Tools of the Trade: Notes from the Writer’s Workshop (Part 2) (Please see yesterday’s blog for an explanation and introduction.) From the presentation “Creative Nonfiction” Prior to working as an editor, I was briefly a staff writer for our publishing house – churning 3000 word features on everything from road maintenance safety to heavy […]Read more "Getting Creative With The Truth"
Breakfast at Kerouac’s By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “Yeah, yeah, yeah” the guy with the faded orange t-shirt nodded enthusiastically as his tablemate pulled out a shiny new paperback and set it on the table between them, barely missing the rings of cold coffee and spilled sugar. “Oh yeah! I mean […]Read more "Eavesdropping and Dialogue"