• Sophia Dunkin-Hubby

Creative Living



I’ve spent many moments in the past year blissfully submersed in my stories. I’ve also spent many months struggling with what to do the rest of the time. Being a writer is, in fact, rather boring a lot of the time. A great deal of time is spent mulling over plot, character, figuring out how to get myself out of a corner I’ve written myself into, etc. It takes up almost as much time as the actual writing. Which has made me realize that how I live the rest of my life is as important as the time I reserve for writing.

The term “creative living” seems fairly self explanatory. It usually conjures a picture of someone pursuing a life devoted to or inspired by the arts. But I think about it in a broader way, as all the things in my life that inspire me and feed my storytelling. That feed my soul. My home, my garden, the places I travel, the food I eat, the things I make, the books I read, the performances and art that I see, the way I move my body, and the clothes that I wear. All of it.

I’m going to be sharing more of that here over the next few months while I work on my next draft, and I hope you’ll chime in along the way. Let’s start with this question. What does “creative living” mean to you?


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