Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer’s block has been a documented problem.Wikipedia
I first established this blog in 2010 as a writing experiment. After suffering severe writer’s block for more than ten years, I decided to do something that will force me to write. Like most of my best ideas, the solution presented itself as I was driving. There is something very meditative in this action that is actually done automatically while your thoughts are running around from one place to another.
On that fateful day, my thoughts drifted to my writing problems when suddenly, in the middle of an immense traffic jam, while my car was stuck behind an enormous red truck that was honking as if our lives were at stake, this vision came to my mind:
Something about connecting my writer’s block and starting a blog triggered my enthusiasm, and I started letting my thoughts flow. What will I write about? My life? Why would anyone want to read that? I wouldn’t read about my own life. I also wasn’t ready to reveal myself the way some bloggers do. Then it came to me. I read a lot of books. I tend to have a strong opinion about the books that I read. Why not review the books in my new blog?
That same day I posted my first blog entry, clarifying who I am, what I want and what is actually the idea behind this blog, and I hit the road.
But this blog is not all about book reviews. The idea is to get a different perspective of reading, and writing. About reading – from the point of view of a man who is addicted to the written word the way a junky is addicted to heroin. A person that when he has no written words in front of his eyes will feel the urge to write them down himself to fill the void. A man for whome the majority of his life takes place inside books, so that sometimes it seems that the only way for him to control his life would be by writing it himself.
Along the years, the blog had evolved into something more than its original designation, including a magazine, book galleries, literature quizzes and more, all without harming the original spirit of the site. I hope you enjoy visiting the site as much as I enjoy creating it. And if so, maybe you would like to donate for its continual existence.
And finally, if you feel any need to contact me (if you found a book you just have to share, or found a mistake, or just want to say hey), you are more than welcome to do it here. My Email is always open.