Monday, March 12, 2012

Being Creative...

I'm guessing most writers are creative in other ways. Many are drawn to music or singing. Some are pet owners. Many craft or enjoy hobbies like collecting or doing photography. Most require creative thinking in other ways besides writing.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Besides owning pets, I enjoy creating things in miniature. See my other blog for a small scene I made a while ago.


Deb Larson said...

My hobbies change as my family grows. I used to craft a lot but rarely do anymore. We enjoy traveling, but only have time to escape a few times a year. We still find ourselves sitting on bleachers, cheering for a family member playing some sport. I love gardening, but haven't the time I used to either. Free time seems rather scarce at my house these days.
DL Larson

Morgan Mandel said...

Other than being a pet owner, I also enjoy going to garage sales, rummage sales, playing slots. I'm afraid none of these are very creative. I love art, but am abysmal at it!

Morgan Mandel

Barbara Weitz said...

I've always been a person with too many irons in the fire. In some weird way, it feeds my love for organizing things. Which is why I've done well working for lawyers and a CEO. I love the whole process of writing what needs to be done on paper then actually digging in and doing the project.

Right now we're gutting the kitchen. Although it's being done by a kitchen firm, you can imagine how much fun I've had setting up "camp" between the living room, dining room and foyer.

However, when it comes to writing, I seem to do a 360. I organize my time okay, but I'm a pantster. I literally can't write a story by plotting first. I've tried. The result is nothing. If I sit down at the computer and just write, then things flow for me. Once I like the characters and story coming to life, I'll make a loose outline of where I want to go. This roadmap, usually veers off in its own direction but I have places to point toward.

So you see, even if organizing is somewhat of a "hobby" done for fun, I've learned it's okay to go script. You get where you want to go and feel in control by having some silly piece of paper to strike things off.

Margot Justes said...

Oh, I'm not organized at all. I wrote down a plot for my novella-the first time ever-and it's going in exactly the opposite direction. So much for planning and organizing.
Margot Justes