Now when I read and I do read a lot lately, I always paint in my head. Every sentance that goes in generates an original picture in my head. I never drop a book to go paint something because books don't motivate me as much as film, but when I do sit down to work I alway get great results after reading. Not sure why I started this thread, guess I'm just off on another one of my rants, but ohh well. I think what I'm trying to get to here is that writers ger writers block, most artists have a similar problem. Reading a good novel always seems to get original ideas flowing.
Visual imspirations are very important but mental ones complete the cycle. Do you agree?