Procrastination and Productivity

© Rose Wong Everything in my life feels like a chore that I need to check off my list.  I like sleeping as much as the next person. It’s generally one of the most prominent practices in a human being’s life; according to some studies the average person spends about a third of their lifetime,Continue reading “Procrastination and Productivity”

“She is insane”

Gaslighting. We have all heard of it. Some are tired of suffering from it, others take advantage of this unbearable practice. In case you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, which I highly doubt, gaslighting in short is a type of psychological abuse, where the victim is manipulated to the point whereContinue reading ““She is insane””

What If We Could Erase Our Memories?

I’m sure we all have a memory we would like to delete from our minds. Whether it be an overwhelmingly embarrassing moment, a tough breakup or a traumatic experience, we all can recall an event that we wish we could completely forget. Well, new research suggests that this may be soon possible to a certainContinue reading “What If We Could Erase Our Memories?”

Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale

Credit for the images in the article goes to Shedworks. It is a fresh new year for Writer’s Block with a wholly new board, and so it truly is a new beginning for us all. As we are finding our feet and discovering how we will work as a team, how to meet the expectationsContinue reading “Beginnings: Sable’s Coming-of-age Tale”

Writer’s Block #30

We are proud to present the first Writer’s Block of 2016-2017! Do you like short stories? Essays? Poems? Or perhaps you feel like reading an interview? Writer’s Block #30 has got it all! Just click on the cover and enjoy! We’re always looking for submissions, so remember to send us your work at submissions@writersblockmagazine.com!

Why Write for a Public?

  There’s a question that I’ve been putting off, and I can’t really get around it any longer. I’ve been confused about the problem for a while now, and now that a friend’s recently pointed it out again I can’t ignore it any longer with a clear conscience. I feel that my question – andContinue reading “Why Write for a Public?”

Writer’s Block #29

Just in time for the summer holidays, we provide you with the 29th issue of Writer’s Block Magazine! Would you like to discover the winner of our short story competition, read an interview with one of our UvA academics, or learn something more about … the Thai New Year? It’s all in here! Click theContinue reading “Writer’s Block #29”

Writer’s Block #28

Looking for a thesis survival guide, poems about love and death, or simply some gorgeous photographs? Well then, here’s our 28th issue of Writer’s Block Magazine, which you can read online by clicking the cover below. Don’t forget that we’re always looking for submissions for our next issues. Send your work to us at submissions@writersblockmagazine.com!

Short Story Competition – First Place: In Between Places

IN BETWEEN PLACES By Charlotte Nijhuis Hungaria The bumping of the carriage on the railway could put me to sleep within minutes. Using my backpack as a pillow and the views flashing before my eyes as a lullaby, it was easy to drift off. Nights in hostel beds made out of little more than aContinue reading “Short Story Competition – First Place: In Between Places”

Short Story Competition – Second Place: Old Devil Moon

OLD DEVIL MOON By Luc de Vries The spotlight is on us. The fallen night encircles the floor on which we sway, one foot to the other. Shadowed treetops crown my horizon. The stars are aligned in perfect structure: our diamond chandeliers laced with translucent clouds, drifting slowly. A tender step left, a hand onContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Second Place: Old Devil Moon”