100 Creatives

Tempe Author Elizabeth Maria Naranjo: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 6. Elizabeth Maria Naranjo.

Elizabeth Maria Naranjo's days revolve around reading, writing, and arithmetic.

The Tempe author tackles all of the above throughout the course of an average day, which starts out with taking her kids to school, then brewing coffee and putting on some music. After that, she begins bookmarking stories, essays, and blog posts for later reading, racking up at least 500 (count 'em) words in fiction writing, and then drafting or editing a piece of nonfiction, like an essay or blog post.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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