Derrick posted his here and thus, being the ult-lemming that I am, figgered I’d give you mine. Not that it really is mine (or whatever that means). See, my philosophy of writing is something I stumbled across many moons ago as a fan of Tank Girl. It’s a quote from Tank Girl scribe Alan Martin:
“Never start with a clear idea of storyline. Instead, commence blindly, with a vague notion of trying to include a reference to your favourite band, gift shop, or chocolate bar.”
Yep, that’s about how I take writing. Which isn’t to say I don’t take it seriously, but some writers just try too damn hard.