Think of your inspirations. What do you like to write best? Horror, Adventure, Fairy tales, Romance?
For me, I read some of my old writing. Weird, but that one actaully helps a lot for some reason. And would you mind looking at some of my writing? I need some feedbaack. Please and thank you(:
When I have writer's block I try watch tv, read, play video games, or listen to music, anything really to help me escape from reality and get me into a world of my own.
I'm the same i have to be inspired to write I always ask my friends to give me an idea!
Mary parker? wow! it's like peter and m.j. got married :D
Carry a book and pen and just write random stuff down and try to find ways to link the random stuff you wrote. Get off the computer (unless you're reading my comment or working on your stories) and listen to some glitch mob or something, listen to music that is somewhat related to your subject mater (country music for westerns, techno and dub wub for not so distant future gone bad, etc etc.)
Everytime I get writers block, I usually listen to music and I try to focus my emotions. That sounds all zen and weird but if you're happy, you can write something happy, sad, so on. Also, choose music to match the thing you're writing if you're stuck in the middle of a story. It really helps! so... check my work??? :)
I have trouble with this alot too... this tip probably won't work for a school writing prompt, bacause you need to "Use your time wisely" but anytime your get stuck, just type/write random things. I got stuck on one peice and I typed an entire page about how bored I was, and how stupid it was, but eventually, i got an idea!
It sounds crazy, i know, but try it, it works!
For writer's block (not for school), I usually listen to music, often classical so the lyrics of a song don't mess with my thoughts. Or if it's good weather go for a walk. Just absorb your surroundings and once your story juices are flowing, get pumped up about that writing till you can't stand it anymore and have to write it down. Then the words just flow out.... Hope this helps!