Before I started writing fiction, I used to wonder where an author gets her inspiration from. How does the creativity flow in an author’s mind? I still remember before writing my first scene, I gave up at least five times thinking I will never be able to write it. My family encouraged me to start by writing anything that came to mind. I gathered the courage and began.
Now when I think back and analyze the process, it is not that complicated. Once you get in the flow of writing, inspiration comes in front of you from various avenues. Why? – Because your brain is now consciously looking for creative ideas. I remember one idea came to me when I went to get a haircut and was chatting with my hairdresser. I was struggling with a scene and something the hairdresser said removed the writer’s block in my mind.
What I tend to do is when the creative idea comes to mind, I try to write as soon as possible or otherwise make notes such that I don’t forget it. If you are thinking, how do I know if the idea that just came to mind is the one? I think as an author, you know if this is it or not. There is no science to it; it’s mostly based on intuition.