H. Leighton Dickson
I think. I think, think, think, think, think. I write a little (which is bad I suppose - I should write a lot while I have 'the block' but I don't!) Sometimes I try to generate ideas through reading books or watching movies that are similar (i.e. Anime for the Upper Kingdom series, Steampunk for COLD STONE & IVY) but for the most part, I spend a heck of a lot of time just thinking.