Pumpkins, Costumes and Autumn’s Opportunities By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The weekend’s almost here, bringing with it the last holiday of summer and the start of one of my favorite season. I love the Fall. The idea that it’s time to reap what you’ve sown….time to gather up the fruits […]Read more "Filling Up the Well"
When the real world gets in the way. By Elizabeth Cutright What am I doing writing a blog post at 10pm? I’ve got work in the morning and my busy week is only halfway done. I slept poorly yesterday, and I probably wont get my requisite eight hours tonight either. I should be snoozing, but […]Read more "Priorities and Checklists"
The moon, the stars and the wonder of it all…. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I was reminded over the weekend just how lucky I was to be part of a generation where space travel was not just awe-inspiring, but possible – something to aspire to. I grew up during the […]Read more "A Space-age Writer"
How a “Smitten Kitten” can get you writing. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer What if you only wrote 100 words a day? How far would you get? In a week you’d have 700 words – almost a page. In a month you’d have 3000 words – that’s the length of a […]Read more "Silly rewards and tricking your writer to get to the page"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it. Pixar story artist Emma Coats A few days ago, I talked about high concept and the art of the tagline. The idea was to […]Read more "Lace up and head on out into your story."
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Back in the day, when I was an aspiring screenwriter with stars in my eyes and a an almost completed Bachelor’s degree from college on the coast, I took a 2 unit “pass/no pass” class called, succinctly enough, “The Film Industry.” One day a week, for […]Read more "High Concepts and Zombie Projects"
Thoughts from the Sickbed By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer This week the unexpected happened: I got sick. We all know that from time to time, we’ll succumb to a fever, a runny nose or whatever bug is making the rounds, but when it happens it’s always a bit of a surprise. […]Read more "Sidelined"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Enjoying some time off, but still carving out moments to write. This came into my head while I swayed in a wooden rocking chair, it’s brightly colored slats faded by the seasons. The chair’s gate was a bit wobbly as I pushed myself up and down […]Read more "Finally…vacation"
By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer We’ve all earned a day off I’d say, but nevertheless, I thought I’d stop by here quickly and urge you to rethink your priorities and responsibilities as we head into a holiday weekend that’s all about freedom, rebellion and dumping tea into the sea. Claim your […]Read more "Declare Creative Independence"
What do you say this summer we all start a writing project? Nothing fancy. Just something to do during those moments of peace; those sunny pauses.Read more "Summer Vacation"