This might be one of the oddest threads I've started, but I'm finding my best writing comes when I get so angry and frustrated at how lightweight my writing is under normal circumstances, that the bile just churns out onto the screen. At one time this frustration would simply result in me giving up and not writing anything at all, but that in itself became an annoyance and I found that angry writing is where I'm best. This is a worry. For obvious reasons I'd rather not feel like this, but unless I do my writing comes out pleasant, nice, pretty, and utterly void of any attitude. I write insipid, 1D characters who have nothing to say. Another problem is that to reach this stage I have to have written a few thousand words of utter bilge, so that by the time my good stuff wants to take over, it will contrast horribly with what's gone before. This is quite a serious problem, I feel, so advice such as 'Find a way to stay in a perpetual state of frustration and anger' aren't really going to help.