Hello and welcome to Open Book Blog Hop, where writers write about – life. I hope you’ll visit each and everyone of my friends as we discuss this week’s topic – Do Hobbies Make You a Better Writer? The kindest thing you can do is share this post with your friends.
I’ve always been creative, even as a child. While I didn’t write when I was growing up, I did find ways to be creative. As an adult, I hop from one creative venture to another.
My mind is always racing, even in sleep. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about things I need to do, I’d like to do or I will do the following day. When I have too much work and not enough play, my mind goes to creative ventures. I like making things with my hands, when I’m writing stories and I get into a scene I either don’t love or isn’t going in a direction I can make work, I step away. That’s when I’ll do a crafty project. I love making jewelry or keys chains, wine charms, purse holders, and so much more.
I always have a project or two in the wings waiting for a lull in writing. While I’m crafting, I’m thinking about my stories and the direction it needs to go. When my hands are busy, my mind is happy and weirdly a bit more uncluttered.
So to answer the question, do hobbies make you a better writer? They do for me. How about you, do your hobbies make you happy? Fulfilled? More content? Show me a picture if you have one. Let’s hop on over and see what my fellow hoppers do for crafts or hobbies.]]>