Last night after work I put out about 2,000 words thanks in large part to my brother. I started writing and then the story took a turn I wasn't expecting, so I called him. "Hey, it's me," I said into the phone. "I wasn't expecting to go hunting this late in the book, but we're going." "Great! What for?" He relied. "Bear," I told him. "Here's the set up . . ." After 15 min on the phone the scene was far better than I would have come up with on my own. (He suggested spotting the bear chowing down on a huchen which means we got the bear and 60 pounds of fish.) My brother has been invaluable while writing. I can call him and run ideas by him or use him as an idea generator for scenes as well. So who are the people in your life who most help your writing?