Good science is a creative process. You make leaps and have some way of filtering them. There’s an illusion that science follows in lock step, one thing from another. It never works that way. It’s more about wacky leaps of faith. It can be helpful to have a method, which is really just your way of filtering through the leaps. But you have to come up with good content — that’s the part where there’s a certain way of always asking questions helps, both as a scientist and as a creative writer. My intuition on this idea: being a good scientist or creative writer is about maintaining the wide-eyed wonder of a child and asking questions all the time. That’s what really makes discovery happen in any field.