Here’s another tip I use when I am suffering from writer’s block, or blandness of the imagination. Use different tools! Instead of typing on my laptop, I might work at my desktop computer, or vice-versa. I’ll write in a room I don’t use very often. (I’ve had some interesting results from the guest bedroom.) I can change the font, the font size, or the font color. If the case is severe, I might write long-hand for a while. (If I start to whine about how hard it is to write longhand, I remember that Shakespeare always wrote that way. The whines subside.) In longhand, I can use different pens, especially different colors. Using a purple pen nearly always gives me a jolt. Fountain pens make me feel expansive, as if I am wandering in a large field full of surprises like rabbit holes and cowpats. (Fountain pens sometimes leak.) I might use lined paper or unlined paper, or spiral notebooks, or sticky pads.
Different tools yield different results. Shake up that tool box and have some fun. Writing is fun, you know.