“You don’t try to reverse the river or get it to jump over a mountain, you harness its flow and energy to gently urge that it join up with other tributaries.” David Byrne 1. Introduction Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think that writing is a lonesome activity. Granted, like many writers I spend a … More Synergy: Writers and Editors in Collaboration
Every year, summer’s first few days of sunshine bring back a wealth of half-forgotten activities and hobbies to our exam-worn lives. Iceboxes and swimming gear are dug up from the hidden reaches of our storage, balconies and gardens become pleasant habitats once more, and we finally remember what sunglasses were for. For some, it means … More Silkworms and Me – a Love Story
“No artist desires to prove anything. Even things that are true can be proved. No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything.” Oscar Wilde 1. FREEDOM Lately I’ve been considering the merits of taking risks in … More Expectations and Confrontations: On Taking Risks in Art
The Writer’s Block editorial board is proud to present our summer issue and the last Writer’s Block of this academic year, featuring summery vibes, brand-new talent and an interview with Paul Bond, the singer of Dandelion. Read the issue here.
As the end of the 18/19 Writer’s Block board year draws to close, we present – for the sake of posterity – a joint masterpiece that critics across the world will surely describe as ‘crass’, ‘tasteless’ and ‘mildly funny if you’re really tired at the time’ – which we have put together with much love, … More A JOLLY JOINT INTERVIEW WITH THE WRITER’S BLOCK BOARD
It is genetic, and therefore likely, that I’ll lose my mind sooner or later. My old man was crazy and the son of a bitch before him was too. I’m not sure what my mother’s side was like, but if she hadn’t been cuckoo from the start my father sure nudged her in the right … More Short Story Competition 2019 – 1st Place; Land’s End, by Luc de Vries
This past Thursday our brand new issue was released in print copy, and now it is also available digitally, in pdf format. Featuring some stunning poetry and prose as well as atmospheric photography, not to mention the winner of our short story competition, it has been a joy to put together! In the following, Writer’s Block presents some of … More Writer’s Block #40