Writers get stuck, but now they don’t have to stay that way.
This creative and comprehensive guide to overcoming writer’s block is chock-full of innovative exercises, anecdotes, and advice from dozens of authors. It also includes practical “life prep” lessons to keep writers from becoming stuck in the first place. It’s indispensable for all working writers—from newbies to pros.
Want to get unstuck and stay that way? This book shows you how.
FROM PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY "The variety of the exercises, supplemented with quotes from professional writers, ensures that every writer will be able to gain in some way from Mandeville’s advice and techniques." (BookLife)
Praise for 52 Ways to Get Unstuck: exercises to break through writer's block
“As a firm believer that quality writing can be taught–and learned–I found this book a superb addition to the canon of top-notch guides for both new and practicing authors. It’s lucid, insightful and a joy to read.” –Jeffery Deaver, international number-one bestselling author
“This book goes beyond the old stand-bys, offering unique and creative ideas for thwarting writer's block. Great for the beginning writer, as well as the seasoned veteran." –Bob Mayer, NY Times bestselling author
“Both practical and inspiring, Chris Mandeville's 52 Ways is sure to become a writer's go-to guide for getting unstuck. She reminds us to dig deep, to remember that a mind at play is a creative mind, and to honor our gift by giving it the space it needs in our lives. ” – #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs
“If you want to know what professional writers do for mental detox to get their creative juices flowing, 52 Ways to Get Unstuck is your source.” – Wendy Burt-Thomas, author of The Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters
“Chris Mandeville's 52 WAYS TO GET UNSTUCK is mental WD-40 for the working writer. If you've ever been stuck -- and who hasn't? -- you need this book!” – NY Times Bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson
“A clear, concise, sometimes humorous, step-by-step guide to solving every writer’s nemesis...writer’s block.” –Elizabeth Sinclair, author of The Dreaded Synopsis
“Clear, concise, and packed with useful tips. Whether you’re facing writer’s block for the first time or the fiftieth, Chris Mandeville will help you find a way around it. Highly recommended!” –Nancy Atherton, NY Times bestselling author of the Aunt Dimity mystery series
“Chris Mandeville’s 52 Ways to Get Unstuck is a must have for every writer’s resource library.” –New York Times bestseller Dianna Love
“52 Ways to Get Unstuck is an exceptionally clear and comprehensive guide to help writers in all stages of the craft. Read it, and you’ll get writing!” –Victoria Hanley, award-winning author of Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write, and Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market
"I've been writing novels for thirty-five years and Chris Mandeville's 52 Ways to Get Unstuck is the most useful, comprehensive, and entertaining advice on writer's block I've ever read." –Lucia St. Clair Robson, NY Times bestselling novelist of Ride the Wind
“Chris Mandeville’s 52 Ways to Get Unstuck is designed to help with writer’s block, but this insightful book also helps writers organize their writing life and offers insights on how to get to a deeper, calmer place to write…If you’ve ever felt blocked or just needing help to organize your life to have time to write, this is the one book you should own.” –Bill Johnson, A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling
“There are a ton of great suggestions in Chris Mandeville’s 52 Ways to Get Unstuck. Writers, who need all the help they can get, get that help right here! Highly recommended.” −Eric Maisel, Secrets of a Creativity Coach
“Buyer beware: Mandeville will deftly dismantle every excuse you’ve ever used to not write.” –Warren Hammond, Colorado Book Award winning author of KOP Killer
“Finally, a how-to book for writers that doesn’t rehash all the familiar exercises. Chris Mandeville has not only filled the pages with tangible ways to break through your crippling moments, but also backed them up with anecdotes from other writers who’ve put them to work.” –Wendy Burt-Thomas, author of The Everything Creative Writing Book
“52 Ways gives you a thorough set of tools for staying on track... Clever alignment of the 52 exercises in the book to a deck of cards...invites play as you learn to weave writing into the daily fabric of your life, and this is at root Mandeville’s goal: to enlarge the writing life and engage you with the sublime art and craft of making stories.” –Lisa Dale Norton, author of Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir
“A royal flush of great writerly advice. Plenty of great tips to help your manuscript win big.” –Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown