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"
We writers are gifted with turning a phrase, but with that power comes great responsibility.Read more "Do You Doublespeak?"
Through creative writing and storytelling, you can endeavor to increase your audience’s appreciation and acceptance of different people, different cultures and different lifestyles. And that altered viewpoint or perception can spark empathy and promote tolerance.Read more "You Are Your Stories"
Online, your audience is only limited by your bandwidth
But sometimes, just when you’re prepared to take down a trolling commentator or other various troglodytes, the comments streams overwhelms you. Could all these people really believe the idiotic things they’re writing? Could there really be this many racist, homophobe misogynist ass-wipes in the world?Read more "Mad-Hatted Mischief"
What shocks and destabilizes you in real life can help you write great fiction.Read more "Buckets of Cold Water and One Dead Dragon"
Invigorate your writing by trying out a foreign tongue.Read more "Pick your poison: dialects, idioms and your own personal lingo."
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"
Dreams Deferred By Design A short entry today in light of a Monday that’s been short on accomplishments but long on annoyances. You know those days…you spin your wheels, you grit your teeth and the clock moves at a glacial pace except for when it zips by too fast for you to catch up. You’re […]Read more "Amplifying visions, shaking the tree of dreams…"
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"
In The Shadow of the Clocktower By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer A shining beacon and popular tourist attraction during the day, the Santa Barbara Courthouse can seem melancholy, almost ominous at dusk. As lawyers, clerks, defendants and investigators pack up their work day and head on home, shadows soak out across […]Read more "A Murder Mystery"