I know how to cast silver jewelry, work a centrifuge, and solder stained glass.
I collect voodoo dolls, but I don't assign them to specific people.
I am a doughnut connoisseur.
I love making pies from scratch using my grandma's secret recipe.
I (try to) run twelve miles every weekend.
I write to customer-service email addresses* in a character's voice. *but about legitimate issues, such as the discontinuation of a granola flavor
[Some of those are my hobbies. And some are lies.]
I'll admit that the pie thing is true. I share almost nothing in common with Emily Dickinson (I love poetry but I am a truly awful poet) except Emily was an avid baker, too. It was her weird author hobby.
Would you believe that Flannery O'Connor raised peacocks? Ayn Rand collected stamps? Read the Flavorwire article to find out more surprising author hobbies: Surprising Hobbies of Famous Authors
Writer-friends, when you are famous some day, about which of your hobbies will readers be surprised?