I came across the phrase evergreen questions on Rachel Cole’s blog. Evergreen questions are those with ever changing, ever evolving answers. Each time you ask them, you learn something new about something old. Rachel Cole’s signature evergreen question is ‘What are you truly hungry for?’
Today, I offer you a forest of evergreen writing questions. In the spirit of one tree bohemia, choose one to lounge under for a while. Stare up at the branches, breathe in the scent of the pine needles, examine the geometry of a pine cone, and, of course, write.
- Why do you write?
- Who is your muse?
- Who is your audience?
- Which writers speak to you as if to a dear friend over tea? What do they say?
- Who are the writers or artists you’d like to shadow for a day,a week, a month? What do you think you could learn from them?
- Where do you write?
- Where are you when you write?
- What happens when you write?