Before I give you the secrets passed down from generations of writer's on how to take down writer's block before the damage is done, here's a causality that you can prevent with one simple step:
Ask yourself if you want to continue the story?
Yes? Then continue on reading.
No? Well, still continue. You might learn a few things.
First off, the definition of writer's block is the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. Therefore, if you want to continue the story but you don't know how, then congrats; you have writer's block! If not, then you've probably lost interest in the story. But don't delete it- never delete your works. It shows your progress over time with you writing, and that's something you should be proud of (I still have my binders of stories I wrote when I was in middle school)
Alright, let's throw out the first combo towards taking down writer's block.
Get off your computer and unwind in a rowdy and busy place. The mall is ideal for finding ideas for the continuation of your story. Let your mind wander and immerse in all the scenes around you. Imagine a couple kissing in the elevator or angels and demons dropping from the sky into the food court. The possibilities are endless when you take a break from letting your mind do all the work coming up with the scenes when you have a real life base for you to build upon.
If that doesn't work (which it obviously didn't because you're still reading) then try the What if? method and fill in the blanks with your characters.
What if...Nicole took too many sleeping pills?
What if...Owen was cheating on Kate...with a man?!
What if...Lucinda's dog ate Mary's wedding ring?
The What if? method has you think outside the box and aids with coming up with new ideas for your story. You can't possibly go wrong with the What if? statement unless you don't have a creative mind.
For me, my TKO for writer's block is music. To get into the writing mood for my stories in case I experience writer's block, I tend to make a playlist for each of my stories, all the songs pertaining to the plot and tone of the story. For example, I have the song "Monster" by Imagine Dragons which is on my playlist on my phone for Lycan & Luna.
Unfortunately I only have two songs for The Fighter & The Survivor so there's not a lot of room for motivation for me. However it's a different case for everybody. Music can be the key to inspiring new ideas. Certain lyrics and speak to you about the message of your story. This is especially effective if you listen to songs while re-reading your story. It can make a huge difference when you change the role from writer to reader because when you come to the part where you have writer's block, the reader in you will come up with scenarios as to what will happen next and the writer you can make it happen.
Hopefully I gave you winning techniques that will be useful the next time you come across the opponent that get's other writers down so quickly when they delete their stories due to writer's block.
Just keep swimming, guys. Keep your pencils up and your mind open and you'll be fine.
“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all”
― Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems