...OK, I can visualize my problem... now what?
Maybe that's another entry, or maybe it's in the book, but I find that what I need is concrete advice, even of the "tips and tricks" variety, if only to get me pointed in the right direction. It's all very well to say "You have no activity to get you to/through the blocks"; but I need (and maybe this is "help" of a sort) is some idea of what activity I need to be doing.
If you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day; if you teach him how to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime. But if you only describe the fishing equipment and how the pieces fit together, he's just going to start gnawing on your leg.
Fair enough. The key here is how you set goals for yourself, and the Problem-Solving model helps identify which things you do spontaneously, and which you have to do consciously instead. Especially since Influence-motivated people (that's you, dude--I know you) are not as good at intutively setting challenging-but-attainable goals as the Achievement motivated.
I do indeed have some suggestions in the book, but what the hey, let's brainstorm a bit here.
Probably one of the best things you can do is build a regular rhythm of writing. The more regularly you write, the less likely you are to stop--it becomes a habit. Several ways to do this:
1. Set regular goals for yourself. Some people can write every day, some can't, so don't think that way--set relatively frequent but manageable goals. Toni used to write 600 words per day for four days a week, with a fallback goal of 2400 for the week. Others write every day, or every weekday. You have two main variables here: frequency of session and amount. Write a mere 200 words every day and you'll have 72,000 words (a novel's worth) in a year. I know a doctoral student who set herself a goal of one sentence a day, due to massive writing fear. She didn't stop at one sentence, but that was the most she could face. Some blocks can be worn down this way.
2. Build associations. One classic cure for writer's block: only sit at your chair when you are writing; the second you stop, move away. After a while, sitting down generates desire to write. Thanks, Pavlov! But this is hard to do when you spend time at the computer for other reasons. Some people use totems, lucky items, whatever. Superstitions that work, work.
3. Engage other people to help, either a writing group or online readers. Knowing you are writing for someone can help propel you. Research indicates that a public declaration of a goal increases the chance of accomplishment by 25% or more. But still set a goal for how much to write a week--goal-setting improves odds much more (+78%). Lots of groups on LJ. I'm eccentric in my patterns because of travel, but I'll read.
4. If you overcriticize yourself ("the watcher," that nasty internal editor), which could be a Personal Block as well as negative anticipation, what some people do is to write in a way that they can't see what they are doing. Dictate, turn down the screen, or (as one person I saw did) put a pad in a garbage can and write longhand, so you can't read the prose, just write it. (The can was clean.)
Just a reminder--goal-setting isn't arbitrary. You have to find a goal that is a balance of challenging and attainable, and be willing to shift it to keep it that way. If you get better, raise it; if something major happens to get in the way, lower it.
There's more diagnosis possible here, of course--what kind of block? But here's at least a few suggestions. Hope this helps a bit.