I'm a member of several online communities in addition to TalkBass. One is a site for artists including poets, writers, artists (painters etc.) and musicians. All contribute and post their creations for everyone's benefit. In addition to music, I've also dabbled in writing. On the above mentioned site there are at times "story threads" that members can add to and help develop. I've noticed that when I exercise my creative muscle in one area it tends to affect other areas. In other words, when I contribute to the online story and it's really "working" in that format I notice that I'm more creative musically. It seems in expressing myself in multiple outlets that I'm able to tap into a deeper source and write, and arrange things so that when I step back and read / listen I get that 'WHOA!! Did I do that?' reaction. I'm just curious if anyone else here has similar experiences.