I'm "borrowing" the title of a Cure song I don't like to talk about creative blocks. I'm wondering how others get past those points you just can't seem to push through, be it in a story, song, painting, whatever. Here are a few I use:
1. If the story has a lot of action, I write a scene forcing the two most oppoosite characters to talk to each other, even for a little bit. Sometimes the conflict can be summarized in one line of dialogue in what might take a page or more of action.
2. Write in a different space. Meaning, pick up the notebook, get out of the office and write somewhere you don't normally write. A coffee shop, a park bench, the back seat of car, anything to change your environment and get the juices flowing again.
3. Write a scene I've already written, but from the p.o.v. of a different character. Often I'll end up blending ideas from both versions into a new one.
I'll post others later on in the reply section.