So today I had this conversation with my brother:
Me: Okay, so I have been stuck on my first draft of my cliff-hanger for forever, and I KNOW that I need a new way to freshen it up, to make the beginning more interesting. Any ideas?
Bro (lying stretched out on the couch playing video games): Uh, I don't know, Tam's king?
Me: [Says all reasons why this is a bad idea. And uncreative. And all that jazz.]
Bro: I dunno... someone dies.
Me: Well... [SUDDENLY a HUGE OCEAN wave of inspiration hits me, and somehow it invovles someone dying. This may have been a coincidence, or it may have been triggered my brother. God only knows.] YES. YES! YES!
[I start jumping up and down and dancing while continuing to shout "Yes!"]
Bro: You're weird.
Me: I. Am a writer.
Bro: I don't think all writers are weird.
Me: Uh... I really think a lot of writers out there would disagree.
Bro: Well, then, bad writers are probably normal.
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS LOGIC.