I went to the library today thinking that a change in environment might help stimulate the neurons in charge of creativity. I start writing my novel's first scene involving the protagonist. I free write for three paragraphs not caring if it is good or not, just trying to get words on the page. After the third paragraph, my mind goes completely blank and my pen screeches to a halt. Over the next several hours, I start again and *bam* my mind goes blank and my pen goes still. So, I try a different approach and try to analyze my characters a bit more. I take a page and go down it listing goal, fear, belief, wound, etc. and try to detail what my protagonist's goal, fear, etc. are. I write answers, though they seem kinda half-assed. I start writing again and *bam* fourth paragraph, my pen goes still. I try to make a list of surprise turns that happen in the scene. I get two or three down and can't come up with any more. Finally, it is time to go home and I leave disappointed with myself. I've been told that writer's block is just laziness. But, I feel like I worked hard trying to pull water out of that dry well. How can I get over this work stoppage?