Writer’s Block Halloween Movie Recommendations

It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling from the trees, you’ve dusted the cobwebs off your scarf and gloves, you have a weird unending craving for soup, the gourds are sitting proudly on shelves in grocery stores everywhere, and you’re feeling the need to reanimate some dead bodies with the power of electricity.Continue reading “Writer’s Block Halloween Movie Recommendations”

The Mise-en-Abîme as an Expression of Trauma

I urge you to take a moment and observe this image, explore its shadows and corners, and try to make sense of the pattern. How does it make you feel? If you got chills, you’re not alone. There’s always been something about mirroring and repetition that sparked my interest, and I’ve decided to explore theContinue reading “The Mise-en-Abîme as an Expression of Trauma”

The Elusive Notion of Home

As far as idioms go, ‘home is where the heart is’ can definitely be seen as one of the more literal ones. No one is beating around any bushes here, you pretty much get what you paid for with this phrase. However, it has always struck me as having two different, although connected, interpretations, dependingContinue reading “The Elusive Notion of Home”

Upside Down Lessons

I spend a reasonable amount of time balancing the rest of my body on my hands. An intricate cocktail of corporal coordination, concentration and sheer willpower, handstands will let you look at the world from a different perspective (heh).  Years of negotiating with gravity in this way have rewarded me not only with an increasedContinue reading “Upside Down Lessons”

Shadowing Carlos Ruiz Zafón And His Own, Everlasting Shadow

“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.” This first line of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s novel The Shadow of the Wind still echoes in my mind, haunting my dreams while also reminding me of my own humble beginnings; just as the protagonist’s, Daniel Sempere’sContinue reading “Shadowing Carlos Ruiz Zafón And His Own, Everlasting Shadow”

In Defense of Fan Fiction

So far, whenever I’ve mentioned the word fan fiction, people either didn’t know what it was or thought about it as something to look down upon. They associate it with either some perverse version of the original work, or with someone who takes another author’s work and changes it to make it all about themselves.Continue reading “In Defense of Fan Fiction”

Meet the Board: Constantinos and Demi

A Spanish author once wrote that “coincidences are the scars of fate”. Since I happen to really like that author, when I coincidentally stumbled upon Writers Block for the first time I knew fate was calling me. Or perhaps it was calling me off… Oh well, I guess it’s too late now. At least IContinue reading “Meet the Board: Constantinos and Demi”

Meet the Board: Chelsea and Jeremy

Do you know that feeling of closing a good book? That dull thud of the pages being pressed together at last? What you really want is to open the book again, search every single page for that secret entrance that allows you to enter and live in the pages of the story forever. But whoContinue reading “Meet the Board: Chelsea and Jeremy”

Meet the Board: Rebecca, Stella and Elis

Hello to whomever happens to be reading this, I’m Elis and I will be the social media manager for Writer’s Block this year. I am a fairly inconsistent person, and my writing often reflects that, so don’t expect any of my articles to have anything to do with each other. I moved around a lotContinue reading “Meet the Board: Rebecca, Stella and Elis”