How I combat writer's block

Writer's block sucks. For creative types, a mental block can have you questioning your identity, your skill, your life. It's not so different from being emasculated or ostracized in that it creates a crisis of identity. So how do I deal with writer's block? Well, for starters, I go to that natural companion of writing: reading. Reading is generally how people get into writing in the first place, right? Nobody writes a story before they learn to read. Additionally, inspiration