If you can allow yourself to trust those little movements round your gut that tell you when something is interesting or exciting, they will tell you where to go.
So, Writers -- four questions (to be answered in the comments if you choose):
1. Do you listen to your gut/intuition when it comes to writing?
2. How do you know when it's speaking to you?
3. What does it say?
* BONUS (as I'm slightly opening a metaphysical door) 4. Does it leave you alone when you ignore it, or does it find other ways to get its message heard?
To start, here are mine:
2. A seemingly random phrase, word or image stays with me, repeats in my thoughts. These are usually a "clue" to what my intuition wants me to pay attention to.
3. Lots of things! With story lines, I'll often have an urge to try out a scene which doesn't make sense at first glance. Yet as I write, pieces fall into place; more often than not, I keep the scene in place and go from there.
* BONUS 4. I tend not to ignore my intuition; it almost always provides me with information I cannot find anywhere else. My intuition can be reasoned with, though. It's another option -- an extremely powerful, underrated, and misunderstood one, I find -- to consider when making decisions while writing.