What misfortunes most bother you?

Suffering from writer’s block or need to add some spunk to your writing? The problem may be that you need to change up your routine. To that end, try this tip:

What sufferings or misfortunes of others most concern you? Spend a few minutes listing them, then focus on one, telling how you first came to learn of it and what worries you the most about it. This list can be a good starting point for themes that you might develop a story around.