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To get rid of writers block, select a topic that inspires and motivates you to write, try to write as much as possible even if it is a different topic, reads from your favorite author to inspire you, focus on at least writing a word a day which you can use in your writings, become a critic and review your past work and do not take very long breaks from your writing or give up. Sooner or later an idea will come into your mind and you should write it down as soon as possible.
I think writer's black is often the result of "forced creativity". While we sometimes MUST meet deadlines or "get SOMETHING accomplished", that mental stress can be murder on your creative juices.
The above suggestions are good ones! Try them. If the story/article you are working on just isn't flowing, set it aside for the afternoon and write something new and totally different. Act out dialogue. Play "what-if character A did this?" and write down his story. Ask an elementary teacher if they have some "story-starter" resources... usually a sentence or a paragraph that is supposed to be the first one in a story, and then you tell the rest of it. The fact that it is typically used in elementary classrooms doesn't mean it isn't good exercise for your brain!
Good luck, and don't stress. You have a story inside you, just waiting to get out!