Have you explored different forms of writing? Tried poetry? Put words down in an essay? How about drawing comics? It's easy to overlook comics as a writing form, but it's one of the simplest - and most fun - out there. Yes, even if you think you can't draw!
As a writer (reader), you're spoiled for choice when you hit the book store or library. And each time you visit you NEED to pick something unrelated to work. That keeps your brain healthy. And if you haven't wandered to the comics section, it's high time you started.
The antihero as a protagonist has gained in popularity in recent years, replacing the typical "always good" protagonists of the past. The comic book genre has embraced the antihero the best, but fiction is quickly closing the gap. So what, exactly, is an anithero?