Sometimes, when I am writing a story, I’ll get to a point where I’m not sure where to go next. The general idea is there, but how to execute it is a little foggy…
If I’ve made the characters real enough in my head, and I suspend judgment, I can listen and let them tell me where they want to go.
It may or may not be relevant to the final outcome, but it’s enough to get me out of the woods when I’m lost.
Sometimes you just have to ask for help, even if the ones you ask aren’t real.