Oh, hi!

I’m Kara Cutruzzula, a writer, editor, playwright, and lyricist.

My newsletter Brass Ring Daily is a short note of encouragement to start your day.

I share some of the highs and lows of the creative process and the process of working through your life, one project at a time. I write about failure, collaboration, and doing a little bit every day to move yourself forward.

In short, I want to help you do your best and most meaningful work!

Whether you're starting or working through a new project, considering a career change, or simply need a bit more optimism each day, I think I’ve got something for you.

The history

I began writing this newsletter in January 2017. We're now up to over 1,300 issues. That's a lot of Sondheim references, my friends.

Over the years, Brass Ring Daily has been featured and mentioned in the New York Times’ Smarter Living section, Vanity Fair, Inc., and Lifehacker.

Other fun stuff

You can also support my work by ordering one of my books, Do It For Yourself, Do It Today, and Do It (or Don’t): A Boundary-Creating Journal, or just sharing the newsletter with a friend!

Thanks so much for being here. It means more than you know.

More ways to find me


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