Kara Cutruzzula

Title: Writer, editor, lyricist, playwright, author
Education: University of California, Los Angeles

Kara Cutruzzula is a writer, lyricist, playwright, and editor. She is also the author of the motivational journal "Do It For Yourself," and the forthcoming journal "Do It Today."

As a freelance writer and editor, her articles and essays about work, creative process, and culture have been published in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, TIME, Vulture, and other publications. She began her career at The Daily Beast and Newsweek, where she was homepage editor, deputy features editor, and omnivore editor of the magazine. Most recently, she has consulted in senior-level editorial roles at DuJour, Billboard, MONEY, and NextAdvisor, the personal finance arm of TIME magazine.

For the past five years, she’s chronicled her creative output (highs, lows, in-betweens) and offered productivity tips and insights in the newsletter Brass Ring Daily, which Vanity Fair called "a life coach in your inbox." Kara likes to describe her work as "making creative projects and talking about the creative process."

She grew up in Hanford, California, studied English at UCLA, and now lives in New York with her partner, Colin Macdonald, and their rescue cat Lula, who is definitely meowing in anticipation of her next meal right now.

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