As a rule, writers love eccentric writers. Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Tom Wolfe, Anne Rice. Who doesn’t want to lively freely and with a bit of style?

For the less bold among us, you don’t have to shoot wildebeest or go out on the town in a black wedding dress. Simply living your dream and living it out loud is more flamboyance than most of the world can muster.

Today, consider what would represent your most flamboyant and positive writing life. What would you be doing if you were living all-out? If you were confident you could not fail, what would you do?

Do you envision performing your work aloud? Collaborating with peers? Teaching a class to younger writers? Showing up to a book signing in a hot pink three-piece suit?

Or do you dream of painting your own book covers or having a mountain retreat where you can write without interruption?

What’s your dream creative life?