Sometimes it's better NOT to have a vivid imagination
Driving back home from the library. On NPR, two guy who have created some Shakespearean comic books were discussing how they didn't just put in the exact wording, but used their imaginations.
Or, as one of them put it:
"Throwing our creative juices to the wind and seeing what came to us."
I just winced at the mental picture - and wrote it down at a stoplight.