How I beat up writer's block!
This secret weapon works (nearly) every time! Whenever I'm having writer's block, I walk away from the computer and start cleaning. While I'm doing dishes and moping floors I am, of course, thinking about the story, because doing dishes and moping floors is the worst.
I force myself to keep cleaning until the next sentence is burning a hole in my head, and by that time I abandon cleaning and turn my computer back on and get to writing. In really truly difficult story situations I have cleaned until my house was spotless, and still not discovered the route out of writer's block-topia, but at the very least I have a clean house, and a tired body, so I go to sleep, and then after a good long sleep, I try again. Usually a clean house is destressifying, and I have the energy I need to just put one word after another until one sticks.