My latest for Ploughshares Literary Magazine:
What all the “Increase-Your-Creativity-By-Getting-Back-to-Your-‘Childlike-Wonder’!!” advice gets wrong–about creativity AND children.
“Great writers create like adults who choose to shape new ideas in the midst of suffering, who play as a means of confronting reality. Great writers are those who wonder because of what they know, not in spite of it.”