When I talk about the creative process,* I talk about the importance of asking questions in our work, to keep ourselves growing and our work maturing. For writers, those questions often have to do with craft, but I think we should also be challenging ourselves in what we write about as well, particularly delving into emotional experience. I like how this professor put it:
“Once you have learned to ask questions – relevant and appropriate and substantial questions – you have learned how to learn and no one can keep you from learning whatever you want or need to know.”
— professor and author Neil Postman on the value of questions, in Teaching as a Subversive Activity (h/t, James Clear newsletter
*Watch a few minutes of my talk on creativity as part of the book launch for BLIND FAITH, last month at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center.