I started reading Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind today. So far, I’m only a chapter into it, but a single line, probably a throwaway one, produced a flash of inspiration that solved a problem I’d been mulling over for a few days.
That Sapphire Palace-Blue Mountain Inn–Peakwatch Keep thing?
Yep, connections solved.
For the curious, the Rothfuss line was a description of the Waystone Inn being near or on a road that seemed to go nowhere.
Inspiration often works in odd ways.