52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer's Block by Chris Mandeville

52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer's Block

byChris Mandeville

Kobo ebook | March 18, 2015

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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.

Title:52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer's BlockFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 18, 2015Publisher:Parker Hayden MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941528015

ISBN - 13:9781941528013

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An indispensable guide Whether you are a beginning writer sometimes intimated by the blank screen, or a seasoned pro who knows how the gremlins of doubt can creep in, this book offers myriad ways to help. It is full of practical advice to get anyone past the dreaded writer's block--that unpredictable, many-headed hydra that will sabotage even the most determined writer. More than that, Mandeville's work is inspiring and encouraging--reading this book is like having your own cheerleading section. Writers don't need to feel alone as long as they have Mandeville's indispensable guide nearby.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Resource Every Writer Needs First things first, I received a copy of this book for review purposes. A print version of it will be found on my shelf in the very near future. As an aspiring writer, I've skimmed a ton of writing resources looking for the unique pearls of wisdom I can add to my toolkit. On rare occasions, I find a book that is full of good ideas. This book is one of those books. From her discussions of pre-writing rituals and preparing to write, Chris outlines fresh, innovative ways to approach the creative process. Of particular note, though, are the exercises she lays out for getting unstuck. Whether it's plot, character dynamics, or the elements of story that have you stuck, there are exercises here that are effective and thought-provoking. This is a book that I'll add to my limited bookshelf of "go-to" sources. I hope I never need to get unstuck, but when the time comes that I've painted myself into a corner, I will turn to this book for the necessary nudge to get back on track.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Resource for Writers and Authors If you are an author then you must read this book. Filled with exercises and ideas and writing tips to help any writer become unstuck and to get the creative juices flowing. This book gives you great ways to organize and clear your calendar so that you can be more productive and write. It tells you how to form writer partnerships and build your own support group. It gives great examples of how to write cleaner prose, and my personal fave is chatting with your characters, which I do all the time.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loads of Great Ideas! *Disclosure* I am a writer and was given a copy of this for review purposes. I have spoken on many panels on writing and the topic of "writer's block" comes up all the time. In this book, Chris has come up with a large list of things that can help writers to get around (or maybe if you read her book first, never have) writer's block. She backs up most with examples of other authors who have successfully used the techniques. In the future, I will be recommending this as a source of inspiration to people who ask me how to overcome writer's block, or who are looking for new 'writing exercises.'
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent resource! Mandeville writes in a conversational style with a light and lively pace. Her book is a quick and easy resource to jumpstart your creativity. You can read these fast moving chapters from start to finish, or you can focus on a category or a specific exercise. All are written with insight, humor, and advice. This is a must read for writers at every level.
Date published: 2015-03-17