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How do you overcome a lapse in creativity?

All creators/artists have experienced this. You sit down to produce your idea or your product, and... nothing. Writer's block, drawer's block, it has many names, but how do you get past it? What are your rituals and methods?

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  • Jun 12 2013: I do this by "mindlessly" playing chess against a computer vastly beyond World Championship strength. When the computer picks the wrong opening (Sometimes I "cheat" by forcing the computer to pick openings at random and wait for the computer to pick the "wrong" openings; eventually I find one where the computer has losing chances!) and I win an occasional game!

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