Monthly Archives: September 2011

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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