They say that everyone has a novel inside them. But are you finding yours has got blocked somewhere on its way to your typing fingers?
There are two things we suggest trying. 1) Pack the whole thing in; books are hard. 2) Go and visit the homes of some of history's most brilliant authors in the hope that some of their skill might transfer to you just by standing close to somewhere they once sat, thinking.
We've taken a Google tour round the UK to find the homes of some of the most famous writers who ever lived - but only the dead ones; we're not stalkers. One thing we've learned: Most authors lived in very posh houses, except Rudyard Kipling who lived above a branch of Eat.
Location: 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea, SW3 6DT
Location: 58 Sheffield Terrace, Holland Park, W8 7NA
Location: 18 St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, SW3 4QG
Location: The Kilns, Lewis Close, Oxford OX3 8JD
Location: 48 Doughty Street, Holborn, WC1N 2LX
Location: 145 North End Road, Golders Green, NW11 7HT
Location: 50 Lawford Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2LN
Location: 25 Craven Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 5NT
Location: 22 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 8LW
Location: 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford
Location: 28 Campden Grove, Holland Park, W8 4JQ
Location: Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1SD
Location: 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park, W8 7BU
Location: 43 Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6NE
Location: 172 Trinity Road, Tooting, SW17 7HT
Location: 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, W1K 7EG