Ideas are a tricky little kettle of fish. Some writers lay traps for them and surprise them at dawn. Others go hunting at night with sharpened pencils and alcohol. But ideas are not always on the run: sometimes, they chase you, and they can ambush you at surprising moments. They hide in atmospheric pieces of music, in beautiful pictures, and childhood memories. They can be particularly troublesome at night, when they have been known to disturb the sleep of unwary writers. To protect yourself from such nocturnal encounters, always keep a pen and notebook by your bed: this almost certainly guarantees that no ideas will ever come to you at night.
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