Bob Baker's Artist Empowerment Blog

Creative Wondering 101

Liz Strauss wonders about wondering on her blog. She writes:

Creative wondering is opening your brain to the kind of questions you used to have when you were much shorter than you are now. It's like brainstorming with questions. If you're looking to solve a problem, wondering is a painless way to get where you want to be. Point your brain in the right direction, and your wondering takes you to a variety of possible solutions.

The key to creative wondering is asking questions. Liz suggests these idea jolts as a warm-up:
  • What if?
  • How come?
  • What’s wrong with this picture?
  • Who died and made you king?
  • What would Brad and Angelina have to say about this?
  • Why him?
  • Why her?
  • Why it?
  • Why now?
  • Why bother?
  • WHY NOT?
  • What will I do when I win the lottery?
So ... what are you waiting for? Start wondering and begin generating some breakthrough creative ideas!

-Bob

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