From the Publisher
Jerry, the block I had when I came to see you eighteen months ago is definitely gone. My novel is almost done. I am grateful to you for giving me the tools that I needed. Thank you again. You are a great teacher, with a gift of clarity and of gentleness an insight. Judy Collins, Grammy Award winner, Singer, Songwriter, Author
Jerry Mundis is the drug of choice for writer's block. If you want to get off your ass and onto the page, he can make it happen.
Lawrence Block, Winner of The Mystery Writers of America Edgar & Grand Master Awards, Author of the Matt Scudder series.
After three dreary months of staring at a blank computer screen, a single afternoon with Jerry Mundis broke down the barriers that were keeping me from starting my novel. He offers a gentle yet disciplined approach to making the words flow productively.
Wendy Low Contributor to "Esquire," "The Atlantic" & Other Magazines
What I never expected was how, after months of high anxiety whenever I passed by the computer, I would be so quickly and completely released. In a matter of hours, Jerry freed me to resume my work. I'm sure he can do it for almost anyone at anytime. I continue to apply his techniques on a daily basis.
Janet Capron, Graduate Student, Columbia University
Jerry Mundis has the map to the netherworld of a writer's anxieties and doubts. He works as a guide, teaching you how to recognize and cope with the dangers. The result is a reliable professionalism that enables one to work steadily whatever one's emotional landscape may happen to be at the time.
Suzannah Lessard, Former Staff Writer for "The New Yorker", Author of *The Architect of Desire*
After years of agonizing over unfinished manuscripts and late assignments, I equated writing with pure suffering. Now, because of Jerry, I find the process easy, exciting, and even fun. This system is nothing short of miraculous.
Patricia Lawrence, M.S.W. Psychotherapist.
This works: A few hours with Jerry Mundis got me back to writing on a productive daily schedule -- and kept me there.
Patrick Tresem, TV Writer-Producer
& Author of Two Books.
My problem with writer's block was so severe that I had come to believe I would have to leave academia because of it. But Jerry demystified both the writing process and my struggle with it, and provided me with a clear path I could follow to achieve my goals. He literally changed my life.
Ellen Hyman-Browne, J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor of Law, CUNY Law School at Queens
Jerry Mundis has thought deeply about what happens when you sit down to write, and what doesn't happen when you don't. If you you do what Jerry says -- which is easy -- you'll finish whatever you want to finish. And you'll stop hating yourself.
Charles M. Young, Contributor to "Rolling Stone," "Playboy," "The Atlantic" & Other Magazines
I spent four hours with Jerry Mundis and a miracle occurred. For thirty years I had struggled with my resistance to writing. Jerry knew every reason why and communicated with me clearly, effectively, and with kindness. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The first month after meeting Jerry I finished a piece had been struggling with for over a year. And I enjoyed it! year and a half later, I finished, and sold, my first book. have received a new skill, a new career, and a new way of seeing myself.
James Michael McMahon, Ph.D. Psychoanalyst Author of *The Price of Wisdom* and *Letting Go of Mother*
From the Author
Here are quotes from some of the writers for whom I have broken block, using the concepts and techniques in this book.