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37 Post author: jimrandomh 12 April 2009 04:56AM

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Comment author: whpearson 12 April 2009 09:25:28PM *  1 point [-]

Mainly things just come, but I sometimes verbally brainstorm and free associate in my mind (mainly solving cryptic crosswords) and this can shake loose things that weren't going to come.

If I'm designing a plan of action or a system I verbally pick components of the whole and then break them down and think of a possibility for that component and see if I think they would work in a gestalt fashion.