I spent a lot of time on my new WIP ahead of time - plotting, character development, etc. But then during rewrites comes the time when changes need to be made. There was a problem and I needed a solution. But not just any solution. A clever one. A creative one. An original one.
First I went and asked my hubby about it. OK, now it's out in the open. I've vocalized it.
Then I went back to the computer and started a fresh Word document just typing. I put down my questions I needed to answer. I put down any and every idea in my mind.
Then hubby came out and brought me a CD to listen to. Something he uses while studying to help him focus. But there's a special part for creativity. So I put it on. I looked through some books. I typed some more. But most importantly, I spent the time doing it.
And then it came to me. An original and creative idea.
I'm not saying it's perfect, but for right now, it will do.
So I'm curious, how do you brainstorm?