I came across this great video with John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, talking about creativity. It is only about ten minutes long so I encourage you to watch.
I especially enjoyed what he had to say about problem solving. How what once seemed like a problem, suddenly vanished the next day. I have experienced this mainly with problematic paragraphs or dialogue. What the night before was something I kept beating my head against, the next day I could easily see the fixes. Very interesting how your brain keeps working on that long after you’ve moved onto something else.
Thanks brain. You’re pretty cool.