How to Deal with Writer’s Block: An Attempt at a Semi-Professional Guide

  No, this is not an article on how to deal with Writer’s Block’s editorial board. I like to think that is something you don’t need help with. Rather, this is my attempt to provide a guide to beat the condition our magazine was named after, the temporary situation where writers find themselves unable to … More How to Deal with Writer’s Block: An Attempt at a Semi-Professional Guide

These Are the Films I Was Looking For: A Star Wars Experience

I saw my first Star Wars movie less than a month ago. That might not make me the best person to discuss The Force Awakens (2015), the seventh episode in the immensely popular science-fiction franchise. After all, I didn’t grow up with these films, didn’t even know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek … More These Are the Films I Was Looking For: A Star Wars Experience

The Power of Ordinary People: An Interview with Patrick Ness

  A few weeks ago, the American Book Center here in Amsterdam organized a Skype interview with Patrick Ness, award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and the soon-to-be-filmed A Monster Calls. The interview, which took place at the ABC Treehouse, mostly focused on Ness’s latest release, The Rest of Us Just Live Here – … More The Power of Ordinary People: An Interview with Patrick Ness

Aiming for Oblivion: A Review of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

  The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta Publisher: Candlewick Press Release date: March 1, 2010 328 pages Cover: http://www.penguin.com.au/jpg-large/9780670074235.jpg Everything is fine until Joe Finch Mackee is blown to pieces in a bombing at the London underground, and grief hits his remaining family members hard. The Piper’s Son, a companion novel to Saving Francesca (2005), … More Aiming for Oblivion: A Review of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta