St. Paul, MN
My best creative writing (I write prose, thank you ) comes when I'm utterly exhausted and my mind is detached from the rest of me. It just flows then, no mental blocks to hold me back, just a flow of ideas, thoughts and emotions. I think the silence of the mind encourages the seeds the Muse plants to grow unhindered.
"And every state of mind, left to itself, every shutting up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind - is, in the end, Hell" - C.S. Lewis