By Apryl Duncan You stare at the blank page. The white of the page embeds itself in your brain, resulting in your mind going blank. Breaking out of the block doesn’t have to be a mind-boggling challenge, though. Explore the causes and the cure and you’ll be writing again in no time. Common Causes Unrealistic … Read more Breaking Out Of Writer’s Block
Review by J. Kristin Dreyer The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas To Jump-Start Your Imagination by Jason Rekulak Running Press March, 2001 672 pages 8 AM — You sit down in front of your computer, eager to get to work on The Great American Novel (or even The Decent American Novel, for that matter). You open … Read more The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas To Jump-Start Your Imagination, Jason Rekulak
By Magdalena Ball You’ve got writer’s block? So did I, for more than five years. I had plenty of grand ideas about what I wanted to write —the literary masterpieces which would stun the critics, the lofty poetry. With idols and role models like Joyce, Woolf, Yeats and Faulker, it isn’t surprising that my meager … Read more Beating the Block: 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Cure Writer’s Block
I’m one of those writers who came to writing from reading. I never had any intention of “being a writer,” or writing for a living. I wanted to read books. I still love reading, not only the kind of reading where you inhale the pages out of pure narrative lust, but close reading, the kind … Read more Reading for Writers
Jack Heffron. The Writer’s Idea Book. Writer’s Digest Books Review by Mridu Khullar Jack Heffron’s The Writer’s Idea Book is a unique experience. He’ll have you sitting on your desk with a paper and pen in your hand like your high school English teacher did. But unlike Mrs. Matthews, who had huge glasses and a mole on her … Read more Review: The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron
SEMINAR is the provocative new comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee THERESA REBECK (Mauritius), directed by Obie Award winner SAM GOLD (Circle Mirror Transformation). See JEFF GOLDBLUM (Pillow Man, Jurassic Park, Independence Day) star in Broadway’s smash-hit comedy SEMINAR beginning April 3. Joining him are JUSTIN LONG (He’s Just Not That Into You, Going the Distance) … Read more Win Two Tickets to Seminar from Backspace Writers Conference!
Happy Tuesday, AWers! This press release just arrived in my inbox, and I thought some of you might be interested: THE SATURDAY EVENING POST LAUNCHES FICTION CONTEST IN SEARCH OF NEXT GREAT AMERICAN WRITERS Indianapolis (February 6, 2012) — On the eve of the 110th birthday of John Steinbeck, a contributor to The Saturday Evening … Read more In Search of Great American Writers
Hey, AWers – I just received an email from Christine Fix, the Editor-in-Chief at Soaps.com: Substitute Recap Writer: Soaps.com is seeking a strong writer who resides in Ontario Canada to write “day ahead” recaps for the following soap operas: “Young and The Restless” and “Days Of Our Lives.” The candidate will be open to receiving … Read more Soaps.com Looking for a Substitute Recap Writer
The AW forums have a large and active group of screenwriters and playwrights, it’s just not an area of writing I’ve ever personally ventured into, so I’ve been a bit hesitant about offering any commentary about writing for stage or screen. I’d like to see AW doing more outreach and education with regard to screenwriting … Read more Calling All Screenwriters!
Guest post by A.L. Berridge I lost my political virginity in Ireland, when I heard for the first time the reality behind the Troubles. English schools hadn’t been too hot on explaining why these nasty IRA terrorists wanted to blow us up, and I’d been content to accept a simple world of good guys and … Read more Why Wikileaks Should Matter to Writers