Turbulence - 4:21 pm on Feb 7, 2007 (gmt 0)
Very intriguing thread, Engine, to start with.
On the topic - I have some tricks that work for me mostly to avoid writer's block, than to break it. What I do is that first, I never forget to make notes (of each and every, let's say, valuable idea that anytime crosses my mind). Second, practicing brainstorming and free writing sometimes have a miraculous effect on my creativity. What else? Oh, yes, don't forget the What-I-Really-Mean-Is technique - clarifying the very heart of my thought is always of help.
By the way, thanks everyone for your comments in the thread so far - some of the ideas are of exclusive value for me.