Asking Great Questions

In all fiction that I write, my characters are great at asking questions. Their questions drive the essential tension of the plot. The reasons they are good at asking questions is because I’m good at asking questions, I am what “they” call ASK ASSERTIVE.

ASK ASSERTIVE means that I am not going to communicate by TELLING you anything, it means I’m going to telling you information about myself by ASKING.

More to say here, but here are some rough guidelines for asking great questions:

Why Ask Questions

1. Search for truth

2. Show that you listened / Show that you care / Show that you understand

3. It’s an transaction where soul is the currency

Asking Great Questions

1. There are no rules

2. Listen before you ask

3. Learn before you ask

4. Don’t wait to ask

5. If you already know the answer, ask anyway.

6. If you don’t like the answer, ask again

7. The more it scares you to ask, the better the question

8. Who, what, when, where are good. Why and how are best.

Answering Great Questions

1. There are no rules

2. A great question may not have an answer

3. ‘I don’t know’ is not an acceptable answer

5 Responses

  1. zeeboi 14 years ago

    🙁

    *whine*Something broke at Jerkcity.*whine*

  2. CLARK 14 years ago

    private to zeeboi OH DRY UP FAGGOT.

    Rands where might we read some of this fiction that you write about? Would that tear the veil that seperates HUGALUGALAGH and co. from the Rands who looks himself in the eye and shaves each morning?

  3. Ask Assertive? Is this akin to the old carny trick of cold reads where you ask leading questions while pretending you don’t know anything? Was re: John Edward and co.

  4. For more information about ASSERTIVENESS, you can read here:

    http://www.thejcdp.com/issue003/boswell/03bos.htm

    NOTE TO SELF: TURN HTML IN COMMENTS. BUH.

  5. toiletstl 14 years ago

    GREAT AT ASKING QUESTIONS BUT APPARENTLY NOT-SO-GREAT AT RETAINING ANSWERS DUMB-FACE

    STILL VERY, VERY BITTER ABOUT MY FREE T-SHIRT