I had dinner last night with a very special niece and we got started talking about my WIP. I have been stuck for a couple of weeks and can't seem to get past my...block? After telling her about it, she immediately told me where I was going wouldn't work and why. I had been thinking there was a problem, but couldn't see it, so when she stated it outright, I wasn't too shocked. We ended up talking about different ways to make it work and I think I have found the solution.
I have heard a few times of others who get together to brainstorm and I wondered how many authors have that kind of support? How many people utilize others to find ideas, help them through plot problems, and encourage them in their writing?
It was soooo helpful to me last night, I thought maybe I really should find a group that could help me in this way. It would be so helpful to throw lots of ideas around and stimulate my creative juices. Of course, that would be just another time eater-upper, which I don't need!
Do any of you have people to help you plot or brainstorm for story ideas?