You'll read a lot of stuff online about how "writer's block" is fictional, and how it's just a linguistic trick we play on ourselves when what we really mean is "I'm a lazy little toad". And while there's certainly some truth in all of us, at heart, being lazy, work-shy, bone-idle little natterjack toads, the advice isn't helpful. Being told to just try harder, or work faster, or do better is next to useless. What we need to know is how to do that.
So, let's start.
1) Write the scene you've got in your head
Too often you come...