"At the birth of the word 'art', it was a verb that meant
'to put things together.'
It was not a product but a process.
If we can reclaim that view of art-
as a way of looking at and doing things, as a series of experiences and experiments-
all of us gain a fresh grasp on the proven and practical ways to construct the quality of our lives.
from Eric Booth in "The everyday work of art"
Check out this "Ducks & Drakes" by nkhverma for another perspective on how art is defined. it's also packed with a lot of ideas about writing and creaticvity.