I’ve always wanted to do this, and now I finally have a chance to.
As part of our new weekly feature at Writers’ Bloc (Wordsmith Wednesdays), I get to make my very own
very lame book-spine poem!
Excuse the lighting (should’ve taken this in the morning, but eh)!
Should I be apologising for inflicting this on you? Heh heh. Probably.
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, Anne Lamott wrote a book. She called this book Bird By Bird. It was a brilliant book – witty and insightful – and it influenced a whole bunch of people. All over the world, people started writing better — or working towards writing better.
Now it just so happens that I know one of these people. After reading it, she proposed starting a Writers’ Support Group. For writers, by writers. How could I say no to that?
What we have in mind is a community of writers throwing ideas at each other, helping each other out, because – let’s face it – nothing gets those juices flowing like a good old-fashioned conversation with people who are as passionate about writing as you are.
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King
And since you can’t have writing without reading, we also intend to double up as a book club! We’re a bloc where everybody gets a say in everything – even though we’ve started the blog, anybody who is a member can organise reading/writing challenges, work with other members to conduct activities that’ll help the entire bloc, the sky’s the limit.
We aren’t too fussy about what you write. Whether you’re working on a novel or a blog post, a play or an English assignment, as long as you love writing, we’re here for you.
Maybe I’ll see you there? 😉
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman