Bert Webb over Open Loops has reviewed a book called Bumped into the Wall. This book provides a one-stop shop of getting some ideas on how to overcome creative inertia. If you are beginning to seek and study creativity, this book may suit you:
… The next section of the book examines seven different things that can block creativity. Amyn calls them walls and they include fear, ambiguities, rules, habits, logic, same path (using well-worn areas to try to find new ideas), and taken over (allowing right and left side of one’s brain to dominate). He also states that it is possible to hit several walls at once, making it more difficult to find one’s way out.
Finally, the last section is a collection of strategies that help to overcome creative inertia. From getting it out of your mind and on paper, working with someone who is creative, going to unusual places to get ideas, looking outside of our expertise and comfort zone for ideas, drawing instead of using words, mind-mapping, to calming one’s mind, this section is a repository of strategies for the taking…
Strategies for Creativity Breakthroughs – [Open Loops]