As I child I wished I could connect something to my head and beam my imagination onto paper. Unfortunately (fortunately!), there have been no such easy inventions. Writing is a hard task. How many times have I sat there quivering in front of that imposing, white screen? How many times have I tried to sit … Continue reading Writing is Scary.
Today I started experimenting with Storybird after reading about it on another writer's blog. I really like it, both in concept and in use. It's a great way to procrastinate (spent an hour on it today...) but also to be inspired and to get creative. I especially loved the fact that it allowed me to write poetry, … Continue reading Storybird Poem #1- Survival Fades
Berlin before the fall of the Wall is a city divided, yet its ordinary residents find ways to live and survive on both sides. There is Robert, teller of barroom anecdotes over beer and vodka, adjusting to a new life in the west; Pommerer, trying to outwit the system in the east; the unnamed narrator, … Continue reading Review: The Wall Jumper
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is … Continue reading Review: A Visit From The Goon Squad