Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness or perhaps of subconsciousness; I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
A new idea is delicate; it can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a producer.
The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you.
Eureka moments are not lightning bolts from the blue but tidal waves that erupt following immersion in an area of expertise.