Last night I started a post to ask a question that was potentially stopping me from continuing with my novel. I wrote it once, to explain the circumstances leading up to the question, but never really getting the point of the question itself. I scrapped it, and went to bed. This morning I tried again, re-writing the original post in a way that was more coherent, and got to the point much quicker. This time I was able to start writing the question, and the possible answers I had come up with to resolve my question. While writing it, I came up with a third solution to the question, and the more I wrote, the more I became convinced it was the perfect solution to that question. Consequently I scrapped the post, and decided to write this one instead. The moral of this story, which I think applies to writing posts as well as novels: 1) re-write until it makes sense; the answer won't be clear until the question is. 2) Thinking about it in your head usually just makes the idea cloudier. Writing makes your creative ideas flow with more clarity. The more you write, the more ideas you will come up with, and one idea will stand out above the rest. So, how often do you find yourself posing a question to someone else, but once you've broken it down clearly enough to explain it, the answer becomes obvious?