"Pay attention to distractions."
"The most important thing is the thing most easily forgotten."
"Give way to your worst impulse."
Just three suggestions courtesy of cards in the Oblique Strategies deck, the 1970s brainchild of Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt designed as an aid to overcoming creative block. While some tactics are naturally specific to the process of musical composition, given Eno's background, most are generally applicable to moments when an impasse is reached and you feel as though you're banging your head against a brick wall - and so probably of use to all of us...