I have been dipping into various books on writing, alternating among them for ideas, thoughts, triggers. The one that got me started on this silly quest - "No Plot? No Problem!" - had some really silly ideas for expanding the word count when things are not going well. Among such ideas as changing a character's name to two words - Anne to Anne Marie, for example, was the "dream sequence". Have the character dream. Doesn't matter about what.
I did that. I didn't use more than a paragraph, but it was actually an interesting diversion.