Creative writing, for me, is an extension of my imaginative meditation practice. My first experience of this was when I began to spontaneously write poems on mindfulness retreats. You can read some of these on my page Mindfulness Poems.
A few years later, I started to experiment with writing fiction and I stumbled across the form of ‘flash fiction’, which struck me as a particularly poetic, mindful form of writing.
I committed to a regular practice of writing, and found that in immersing myself in the unfolding of these stories, of the lives of people who were not-me (but fellow imperfect, complex human beings), that I could access something which feels deeply healing and restoring at a personal level.
I’ve had a few bits published (under my pen name for writing fiction, Dawn Siofra North) – you can find out more on the Flash Fiction page or at my website dawnsiofranorth.wordpress.com
I am very interested in the wellbeing benefits of creative writing, and as I learn more, I’ll be sharing what I discover here on my site. You can sign up to follow the blog if you want to receive posts in your inbox (using the button below).