I just finished reading Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. If you are wondering what these could be, pick this book up right away at the public library. And, advice worth considering from the text tells you to study, hang around, observe, try to copy the art you love......all for the reason of "getting behind the thinking" of it. From there, you can take what you discovered and weave it into your own creative process.
By the way, Austin added this tip:
Write what you know (cross out know).
Instead, write what you love.
Enough trying out this blog for today. Enjoy Austin's book.