Friday, July 15, 2011
When Lightning Strikes
A lot of great things happened to me this week, but one of my favorites was when I was out to dinner on Monday and brainstorming some story ideas with my coolio friend L.T. Elliot. During our conversation, we both experienced a few of those beautiful, brilliant A-HA moments that every writer loves.
It started me thinking...what spark in the brain, what firing of synapses causes these wonderful moments to happen? Is it some kind of gift of writer-dom that our brains bend and twist in ways that others wouldn't even consider? Do we just work and streamline our individual creative muscles until they are svelte and primed for action? Or is it some great "Muse" leading us to these moments of genius?
What has been your favorite A-HA moment and why do you think they happen?