2016: A Hipster Odyssey (The End of a Trend)

A last, weary breath of summer cloaks Amsterdam. The September heatwave has even the most zealous sunbathers clinging to their electric fans, and their freezers stuffed with Festini popsicles. Outside, meandering over roads of angry trams and taxi drivers, a lone man braves the weather with utmost determination. His bike lets out a rusty whine … More 2016: A Hipster Odyssey (The End of a Trend)

If William Shakespeare Got Feedback from Some Guy at a Creative Writing Workshop

  A few weeks ago I came across a great Buzzfeed post from Shannon Reed called “If Jane Austen got feedback from some guy in a writing workshop”, which I genuinely loved. So in honour of the 400th anniversary of his death, I decided to write my own version featuring the paragon of English literature, … More If William Shakespeare Got Feedback from Some Guy at a Creative Writing Workshop

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

Are You Really Here, or Are You a Figment of My Imagination: The Poetry of Sarah Chapman

As a preparation for what most definitely will become an awesome year at the Writer’s Block editorial board, I ventured into some unknown literary territory during the last summer holidays. I never read much poetry, so I decided to finally do something about that and ended up reading an anthology published by the British Black … More Are You Really Here, or Are You a Figment of My Imagination: The Poetry of Sarah Chapman

The Heart of a Writer

Last summer, two things happened. Firstly, one of my all-time favourite childhood heroes, Satoru Iwata, the CEO of Nintendo, passed away. As a gamer and an enormous Nintendo fan, I mourn his death, and with me many others. Across various social media, one of Iwata’s most famous quotes was posted over and over again: “On … More The Heart of a Writer