Goodreads asked Dianna Beirne:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Dianna Beirne I took the advice of someone else on this one and, unfortunately, I have no idea who that person was, so I can't take the credit for coming up with a unique idea here but it has helped me.....
I will generally do one of two things, I will either introduce a new character or a new conflict. I write YA where characters and conflict can be plentiful ;), so I can't be sure if this will work for everyone but it generally works okay for me. Introducing something new may, organically, take your work in a different direction that you hadn't planned for and it could be a great direction!

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