I'm so stuck in the mud with this script I'm working on that my sudden burst of inspiration came as a surprise. Except it was for a whole other story.
I sat down, wrote biographical information for my two main characters, and got to work. I knew most of what had to happen in the first act in a matter of minutes.
This was a nugget I had a few months back after reading a quick mention about a group of people who form an unofficial club of sorts. When I first jotted the potential idea down the characters were in their 20s, still figuring out their lives, and trying to find out during a road trip.
All I had to do was change the age of the characters, and things started falling in place, like tumblers in a keylock.
Ideally, Johhny Depp and John Cusack would star in it. You never know...