I have a friend who has spent hour after hour talking books and writing with me. She has grown very accustomed to me referring to my characters as muses who come to visit sometimes and the resulting mental journeys--and she does it without ever looking at me like I'm insane.
She sent me the link to this video, and now I share it with you. For the record, I'm in absolute agreement with Elizabeth on this subject. I've tried to explain my process countless times, but she does it so much better.
So if you want to know how I think the creative process works, I'm in agreement with the Greeks.
Enjoy! This video is totally worth the 20 minutes