As mentioned on the previous post, Writer's block is HORRIBLE. Ironically, I had writer's block when I had to decide what to write about on here!
Writer's block is basically a mental wall that blocks any creative or interesting ideas that may come when you are writing. It is like a dam to water: the water being any good ideas that may come in, and the dam being writer's block. Is there any way to force yourself to think creatively? Sorry, but nope. Is there any way to break down this barrier? Yep. Here's how:
1. Like with reader's block, you should just wait a bit. Unless its an important assignment, you should not FORCE yourself to think of what should happen next, or, what word to put where. This would just make your life so much harder and more frustrating.
2. You should also relax. Relax and do some other activities for a while. A good idea always comes to me when I'm, for example, about to go to sleep, or doing homework. I read this book called Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (amazing book by the way, you should really read it), and this super-genius character took time off of their project so they could come up with a solution. "Thinking hard" is a good thing, but to be completely honest, the best ideas come naturally. Don't stress about your writer's block, unless if you are working on that important assignment. It always goes away in time.
3. If you really cannot take your mind off of your writer's block and really need to write SOMETHING, start other writing projects. When you do other tasks, your brain subconsciously works on the thing you are stuck on.
4. When you DO have some really important assignment to complete, try to research that topic more if you are writing some sort of nonfiction piece. If you are working on a fiction piece, imagine yourself as the character if you do not know what the character would do. If you are trying to create a new world in your fiction piece, but don't know how, remember, its a new world. No one knows how it looks like but you.
Now, if you have writer's block, try these techniques, knock down that mental wall, and keep writing!