So I've been steadily writing this story for about a week and I've finally hit my first major bout of writer's block... awesome. I sit and go over, making notes for when I get to editing, my story trying to think of something but I'm basically bashing my head against a brick wall, trying to make it crumble. It's not working out too well. I know it's not a very good idea, but I like to have multiple stories to write on just for this kind of thing. I have a problem though... I'm not going anywhere on any of them. I've decided to just restart. I'm not going to throw out any of the unfinished manuscripts, but I'm going to put them away and come back to them at a later date. This being said I have two questions. Are there any techniques you use to expel writer's block? Do you have any generic sort of ideas I could use as a jumping off point for my new story? So far, for the three one's I've put in "writing storage" as I call it, I have three very different... plots? I guess that's what they'd be called. The first one is about a ring of serial killers, real light hearted stuff. Um... haha. The second one is a Knight sent on an impossible quest by a corrupt King. The last is a crummy love story, because, as much as I'll always make fun of love stories, I like reading them and they're always interesting to write. Any help would be great, thanks.