How Famous Directors And Writers Avoid Creative Block: 14 Tips To Try

28/06/2013 08:49 BST | Updated 28/06/2013 16:53 BST
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Director David Lynch attends the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Special Broadcast will air Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on TNT and Wednesday, July 24 on TCM as part of an All-Night Tribute to Brooks. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI)

Struggling to unleash your inner creative? Feeling a little blocked up? You're not alone. Writer's block has affected some of the greatest creative minds in history - but with a little ingenuity and a new perspective, it can be triumphed. We've tracked down some of the most prolific and respected film directors and writers of the last century to find out how they kept (and keep) on peak creative form. From coffee-swilling daily rituals to idyllic and isolated sanctuaries, finding your own creative rhythm is key to unlocking your imagination. From F Scott Fitzgerald to David Lynch, here are 14 ideas to try when the muse is playing hard to get...

Imagination Untapped: How 14 Film Directors And Writers Avoid Creative Block