Goodreads asked Will Weaver:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Will Weaver
If you have writer's block, the fault could well lie in your subject matter. What you're writing about is not compelling enough--on a personal level--to keep you engaged and writing. If your novel-in-progress is about characters and issues that are far removed from your life, that disconnect can become WB. A fix for this is to "personalize" the story. That is, make it closer to your lived experience. Let's say in your novel you have an aging detective; give him some of the true life characteristics (pain, struggle, humor) of your uncle, father, or grandfather--someone you know inside and out. This will make the character more real to you, and help you keep moving forward with your writing.

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