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

Writer’s Block #27

We are proud to present to you our 27th issue, full of poetry, fiction and artwork by our talented contributors. In addition, the editorial board hopes to broaden your literary horizon and add to your list of must-reads. So what are you waiting for? Sit back, grab your beverage of choice, and enjoy! Click the cover to see … More Writer’s Block #27

Writer’s Block #26

We are so, so excited to present to you the first Writer’s Block of this academic year: Writer’s Block #26. This issue is all about revolution, something that has been very prominent at the UvA this year, with lots of submissions from our own editorial board as our own little rebellion! So sit back, grab … More Writer’s Block #26

The Technicalities of Creative Writing, Part 1: Narrative Modes

  There is another side to Creative Writing, one that has less to do with inspiration and letting your imagination run free on paper, but which involves a lot of eliminating, evaluating, repositioning, and table flipping. This less romantic, technical side is still an important -and rather interesting- part of the creative process, because it … More The Technicalities of Creative Writing, Part 1: Narrative Modes

Short Story Competition – Shared Third Place: Adventure Awaits

A man uses magic to turn into a mighty lion, but something goes wrong and he turns into a domestic cat, and has to spend his remaining days as his arch nemesis’s pet. No. Three people lost at sea, one is a tiger… No. Stop it with the felines. Real people. Real problems. Drugs, hallucinating … More Short Story Competition – Shared Third Place: Adventure Awaits

Writer’s Block #22

Find here our first Writer’s Block of this academic year! We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged to send in some work of your own! Writer’s Block is always looking for new pieces of writing, because without submissions there is no WB. We hope to read some of your writings soon! Click here … More Writer’s Block #22

WB Column: Accents

Awrite! Hou’s aw wi ye? Can A gie ye a haund? It’s quite remarkable that when you study English you get taught about grammar, literature, philosophy even, but nothing about pronunciation. We do have phonology, but that is mostly theoretical and only in Received Pronunciation. We learn how to pronounce sounds and phonemes, but don’t … More WB Column: Accents