Writer's block, all writers have been there. That hateful place which makes you feel stuck. Either you started a story and don't know what to make of the middle or the end, or you want to write something but don't know what.
I have a confession to make. That's were I am right now: stuck.
So what's the cure for writer's block? Well, let us be honest, it can be many or none.
Everyone gives you different advices: read something new, read a random page of a book and try to develop the story from there, do something spontaneous, go for a walk and think, etc. Sometimes the suggestions work, sometimes they don't.
I can't pretend I have the cure for writer's block. Still, I can say one thing about writer's block: as soon as the wall moves a little and some inspiration comes, you have to take that inspiration and start writing. Maybe it'll get you somewhere, maybe you'll just stop after a little while and be stuck again, but hey, at least you have a sentence or two. Progress is progress, and progress helps you break the wall.
I can also give you the four suggestions that have helped me the most when it comes to writer's block. Give them a shot if you're looking for some inspiration, and feel free to let me know if they helped.
1. Go to your favorite search engine and type in "fun things to do". Click on the link you like best and read the suggestions. Then you can do one of these two things, or both!:
a) chose one thing and have one of your characters do it
b) do one of the things suggested, try to choose one of the craziest, and see if you gain inspiration from that
2. Write a thing of things you want to do, in life or in a certain amount of time. They don't have to be realistic things, just things you think would be interesting or fun, and then write about one of those things. Keep the list. You can use it for another occasion.
I actually did this yesterday. I posted the list on another blog of mine. Feel free to read it at Words of the Wise, Maybe?
(And yes, I was very bored when I wrote it)
3. Talk to someone. Anyone. Either on the phone, online chat, or in person. Let it be your best friend, your mom or dad or a total stranger (please be careful with this last one, though). You don't have to mention your block, but you can if you want. Sometimes people are the best source of inspiration. I actually mentioned this in one of my first posts.
4. Go to Facebook, or Twitter and read the status or twitts in your home page. Someone has to have done or seen something interesting enough to inspire you.
Those are my suggestions. Feel free to let me know yours or just tell me what you think.