Writer’s Block Exercises

I found the below information while randomly searching Google for writer's block exercises. I thought I'd pass them along (from Lisa R. Cohen's site: http://www.sff.net/People/LisaRC/index.htp) Here are 5 exercises I've found helpful. The first two come from Victoria Nelson's wonderful book On Writer's Block and are helpful for sorting out the whys of your block [...]

September 27th, 2011|

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Crank by Ellen Hopkins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Crank is brilliant--beautifully written with vivid descriptions and intense dialog, all within the framework of a poetry collection. The choices Hopkins makes in the structure of each page gives readers a sense of the battle between Kristina and Bree—a back and forth pull, sometimes smooth [...]

September 23rd, 2011|

Rebirth on Showtime

Last week, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I watched a documentary on Showtime about the lives of five people who were directly impacted by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center:  Tim, a firefighter who survived while his best friend and mentor was killed; Brian, a construction worker who lost [...]

September 18th, 2011|