I've found that when I've been stuck, I head out with a pen and paper and within five minutes of 'talking it through' in my head in the outdoors it's given me the solution I needed. And I kick myself thinking "that was so obvious!"
- Main character meets ...
- Main character travels to ...
If you're having trouble with the writing itself (i.e., wording the sentences), I usually find it helpful to step away from my screen and make a tea or coffee or something, and while I do, I run over different ways that I could write the sentence in my head, eventually, I'll come up with something that sounds right. Sometimes it can take a while and patience is key. In situations like that, I tend to step away from writing for a short while altogether and go back with a fresh mind and a new perspective.
I hope that helps, and good luck writing your scene!
Usually a night's rest will usually change my perspective a little.
If worse comes to worse, I'll just have to write a skeleton of the chapter. Hitting all the highlights and save the details for later when I can actually tackle it.
Sometime I rewrite everything from that chapter up until that point. The minute changes in the story sometime unclogs the things that made me stuck.
Just explaining the scene to someone else takes you out of standard writer mode. Relaying the scene conversationally can help shed new light on how to do it narratively.
I type words as fast as I can, forgoing things like sentence structure and punctuation. The stuff is full of spelling errors and missed keystrokes, and inappropriate POVs and stuff that literally makes no sense.
When I get to a scene or a conversation where I know exactly what I want to say, I type it out much more carefully. And when I get to a 'spark' or to the end of an arc, or perhaps to a point where I better stop writing gibberish and start writing actual readable content, I go back and edit edit edit.
And then I edit some more. In fact, I edit about four times more often than I actually write. But that's okay with me, because I find editing to be easier than writing. I also find that it is impossible for me to write anything that is readable right off the bat.
It's just the way I am. Did I mention that I edit a lot? 🐰
If I get to the end of the scene and still don't know how to make it good, I just move on to the next scene. Then the following day (or whenever) I'll re-read the scene, think "wow. This is amazingly bad", and usually at that point I know how to fix it. But having it written is the most important thing for me.