Stealing Time and Mining Material

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 […]

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Surrender and Start Again

Reentering the Imaginative World By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer I had to say “no” the other day.  It’s not a word I like to use.  It speaks of disappointment and hurt feelings.  When I just can’t (or, less often, simply “won’t”) do it, I know I’m letting people down – and […]

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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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