28/06/2013 04:49 BST | Updated 28/06/2013 12:53 BST

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

How do the likes of David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino unlock their imagination?

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