What is “The Daily Creative Writer?” It’s a blog and a Twitter feed focusing on providing inspiration and structure to all writers, great and small. From time to time – when I’ve got a moment to spare – I’ll use this space to write a bit about the tools and lessons I’m using to increase my creative output. In this space, I’ll be discussing the books and websites and mentors that help me get to the page. At times, I’ll give you a peek into the projects I’m working on or some of my past creations – all with an eye towards inspiring you to hit the page.
The focus of The Daily Creative Writer is to provide the tools and the motivation necessary for the creative and professional writer. So many of us want to write – to make a living, to explore our creative side, or because we simply must put words on a page – but don’t know where or how to start. After trying (and trying, and trying again) to create a career and a life that revolves around the writing craft, I’ve discovered that while there are many avenues to success, to be a writer one must write….every day preferably.
In this blog, you’ll find tips and notes and recommendations. I’ll be discussing Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” and Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird” and many other books, articles and authors. I’ll be sending out daily writing topics and writing excises via twitter (@DailyCreativeWr), and I’ll be writing right along side you. My hope is that my process will motivate you and that what’s helped me can also help you find a way to live a writer’s life.
So let’s get started – it’s not that hard.
As Hemingway famously said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed…”
So let’s tap that vein and let it flow.