Every writer struggles occasionally with writer's block. I wish I could say I never did but that would turn into the greatest fiction I ever wrote.
I have discovered a few tricks to barging past the mental barracade.
1. When I have nothing of importance to say, I sit back and observe my environment. I pick an unusual object and try to describe it in detail and then I imagine an unusual use of the object. This has resulted in some pretty silly poetry or prose but nonetheless ignites creative flow.
2. I stop doing everything and listen to classical music. This often brings about a short power nap. Usually, I awaken with a fresh idea.
3. I search for ideas from photographs or clippings from newspapers and magazines. I try to think of unusual angles to take based on topics I see.
There are probably many more ways to cure writer's block. What do you do to stimulate creative flow when the well runs dry?