Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Filling up the well

This morning I'm meeting good friend, Mary J. Forbes for a cup of brainstorming. Actually, there will be coffee, brainstorming, coffee and collaging. Did I mention the coffee?

I've got some questions about my current work in progress and discussing solutions with my friend Mary always seems to uncover some real gems. Sometimes she's able to see the solution right off the bat. Other times, my bucket dips deeper and deeper into the water of my muse until she helps me draw the solutions for myself.

Is there someone special in your life who helps you dig deep?


Chandra Rooney said...

I think one gets used to developing ideas on their own, but you're so right. Sometimes you just need someone to help you out. :)

I have a couple good friends who listen, and don't give me odd looks when I start mentioning things like "subjective truth."

B.E. Sanderson said...

My husband helps me out, even though he doesn't realize it. When we're sitting and talking, sometimes something he says will spark a thought and my brain will suddenly find the key to a tricky piece of writing. =oD

Wendy Roberts said...

Chandra, it's great to have those kinds of friends :)

b.e., I may need to borrow your hubby

Holly Kennedy said...

My agent is great, but I mostly come up with story ideas on my own.

And no, I'm not drinking when they pop into my head. *lol*