Writing can be like riding a horse on its off gait, the best solution is to loosen your grip and let go.Read more "Going Off-lead"
To Fitzgerald, a successful writer must risk exposure and evisceration and be willing to tear themselves apart for the reader.Read more "F. Scott Fitzgerald asks – Are you willing to pay the price of admission?"
“If we are passionate about writing… we will make room for writing with nary a thought to logistics.”Read more "“Passion Makes Time To Pursue The Lover.”"
Improve your “Writer’s Stats” and Dream that Impossible Dream (More Notes from the Writer’s Files) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I know it’s Friday and all you’ve got on your mind right now is sleeping in tomorrow and maybe dropping by that happy hour or house party. If you’re like […]Read more "Get organized and start “Dreamlining.”"
The Art and Importance of Following Directions (Notes from the Writers Files) By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Scrawled in red across the front page, “E – I gave this a quick read. I’m pleased to tell you that I like your writing quite a lot. I’ll look forward to reading it […]Read more "Scrawled in red…"
It’s Time To Get Organized By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn Once upon a time…I found myself with a Juris Doctorate, a crippling student […]Read more "Violent Executions and Plans of Action"
Writing when there’s nothing left to lose. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “You might never fail on the scale I did, but it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by […]Read more "Room To Fail"
Feed Your Artist’s Soul By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer “We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I’m not so sure we deserve such be A-pluses for that.” Toni Morrison Last night, just as I was dozing off to […]Read more "Do What You Want, Do What You Can, Just Do…"
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"
Memory Triggers By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer The scent of fallen pine needles cooking under a summer sun. Stretching my hands up over my head on a lazy Sunday morning. The guitar riff in Chris Isaak’s “Graduation Day.” These are some of my memory triggers – benign and, perhaps, banal little […]Read more "Stealing Time and Mining Material"