Goodreads asked Patricia Smith:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Patricia Smith I take a break. I go for a walk, make a cup of tea; I just generally give my mind a rest. I think anything that's relaxing is beneficial. One summer I found fruit picking was absolutely fantastic. Standing in the fields, the buzz of insects and there was no such thing as writer's block... The ideas just came rushing out. Fabulous! Just the best.

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