The Writers’ Block

The Writers’ Block

By Jennifer Harris
The Writer’s Block exists to be an encouragement and resource to all writers along their journey! Whether you write as a hobby, if you are a blogger, or you are on your way towards publication, we have something for everyone!

Come see us every other Thursday and get your strength back to keep going! And as always, Happy Writing!
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21. Author Interview: Tiara Esters Trussel, Author Love Letters To The Exes
Local St. Louis author, Tiara Trussel, talks about her first book, Love Letters To My Exes. The premise of the book to allows space to tell the real reason behind what it means when some of us say, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Shameless plugs: Eye See Me Bookstore, Ruby (a novel), written by Jennifer Harris, and Kamdon 689 (on Facebook). Follow the progress of the book, http://www.facebook.com/loveletterstotheexee
54:50
January 23, 2020
20 A. Tweeting, Art & Writing
Response to Stephen King’s tweet this week (1/11/20-1/18/20) about visibility and viability of art...without the ‘need’ of diversity.
27:33
January 18, 2020
20. Author Interview: Kay Brown, Author of the book TRUTH LOVE
The fantastic “unsinkable” Kay Brown has graced this podcast with her N’Awlins Black Girl Magic! Her first book, TRUTH LOVE, is a page turner and is the start of something amazing! Pick it up on Amazon, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. (Other podcast mentioned: NIGHTLIGHT: Black Horror Podcast, found on Apple Podcast, GooglePlay)
49:36
January 9, 2020
19. The Power Of Visibility
The year is wrapping up! Can you believe we will be in 2020 in a matter of days? Let this episode remind you that the work of writing is more than just words. People also have to “see what you’re saying.”
21:25
December 31, 2019
18A. MERRY CHRISTMAS
From our pen and page, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Tuesday!
04:19
December 24, 2019
18. #HappyWriting
It’s Season 2! We are kicking off this new season with a reminder of the power of owning your writing journey! Not everyone can do what you do!
13:34
December 12, 2019
December 1, 2019
00:59
December 1, 2019
Season 2 Teaser
Season 2 is coming! We got big things coming! We got all kinda stuff going! We are so excited to bring you this hot new season on December 12! A teaser for our Author Spotlight is Jessie Sandoval and her Heavy Girl Poetry. Find her on Facebook! See you y’all soon!
07:17
November 23, 2019
17. Writing Stamina
Writing is not for the faint! On this, our last show until December, we will leave you with encouragement and the reminders to keep you writing! You can do it—-even when you think you can’t. For more writing help follow JBHarris Writing Services-http://comegetyourwritelife.com.
19:18
November 7, 2019
16A. Happy NANOWRIMO!
It’s National Novel Writing Month! What are you working on? What are your goals? You think you can do it? It’ll be hard, but you can do it!
18:39
November 1, 2019
16. The Keys To The Kingdom-Barriers To Writing
This week we talk about Impostor Syndrome for writers and creatives, writing hang-ups, and how to break through them! More info is at http://comegetyourwritelife.com!
21:50
October 24, 2019
15. The Story Of The Three Fears
It’s almost Halloween! So, in spirit of the season, we are going to talk about fears. Namely the fears most writers will encounter in their careers! However! Fear not. In this episode we will talk about how to identify these fears and subdue them. For more writing help, find our host on her writing platform: http://comegetyourwritelife.com
25:22
October 10, 2019
14A. Interview with Chanel Hardy, Founder of CHardy Publications.
In this bonus episode of The Writer's Block, we're interviewing Chanel Hardy, the founder of CHardy Publications! We are elated to have Chanel on the show! She is a wealth of information! We will be discussing her new book, Fernando, Black writer visibility and how sexy stories are not reserved for just the non-melaninated! You've been warned! This one is a little raunchy! Follow Chanel on social media-- Twitter: @chardypub_ Facebook: Chanel Hardy IG: @chardypub_ Chanel is hosting a writing contest as well! See the website for the writing contest is www.konnectflashfic.com all the submission/winner info is on the front page.
49:47
October 4, 2019
14. Confronting The F.E.A.R. And Doubt
It’s October and it is a time to celebrate all things scary! But there is nothing scarier than a writer who DOESN’T write! This episode, let’s talk about fear and how it doesn’t belong in the life of creative people! If you need more writing help, consult JBHarris Writing Services (http://comegetyourwritelife.com) as well as JBHarris on Instagram (@authorjbharris)
19:44
October 3, 2019
13. Writing Tool: The Story Machine
The concept of the Story Machine is a tool learned while during my undergrad. This tool is something that can be used to stimulate your imagination, help you cross genres if need be, and be perpetual! Don't cheat yourself out of the dynamic stories you house. Let the Story Machine be your secret weapon. Keep writing!
19:59
September 26, 2019
12A. Get In Where You Fit In: Black Love Stories Matter
Not all writers are the same, and the race of an author should not determine what genre they write! In this bonus episode, our host discusses her recent trip to a bookstore and she wound up feeling invisible and irritated. For more writing help, find JBHarris Writing Services at http://comegetyourwritelife.com. As always, #HappyWriting
21:49
September 14, 2019
12. The Power Of A Draft-Drawer
We are 12 days into Back To Writing Month! Today, I’m going to give you a secret which may save your sanity, and maximize your time! Ever heard of a draft-drawer? Well, now you have! #HappyWriting
21:35
September 12, 2019
11B. The Demon Of Self-Doubt
In this episode of The Writer's Block, we're going to dig deeper into the writing process. We are going to discuss what we call the demon of self doubt. As writers, we endure those moments where we ask ourselves, "Am I good enough?", or, "Can I do this?".  You are. Keep going! #HappyWriting
20:40
September 11, 2019
11A. Success During Back To Writing Month
It’s September! That means it’s BACK TO WRITING MONTH! For this episode is full of tools and helps to be successful this month! From vocabulary building, to research to working books, you will have the power to be successful this next 20 some days! #HappyWriting #Writing #Tools #Resources #September #BackToWriting #BackToWritingMonth
24:34
September 5, 2019
11. LIVE CALL - Adrienne Horn, founder and CEO of I. A.M. Editing, Ink.
We are beyond excited to have Adrienne Horn of I.A.M Editing to join us for another great LIVE CALL series on The Writer's Block. Find Adrienne on Facebook and Instagram (I. A.M. Editing, Ink), and her site: https://www.iamediting.com!
46:08
August 29, 2019
10A. Sharing, Credit & Plagiarism
Knowing the difference between sharing , credit and plagiarism are essential to the life of any writer. The cardinal sin of writing is this: THOU SHALL NOT STEAL. Find more about JBHarris Writing Services here: http://comegetyourwritelife.com!
27:29
August 24, 2019
10. Live Call - Syntell Smith, author of CALL NUMBERS
LIVE CALL ALERT! On this episode of The Writer's Block, we bring to you our special guest, author of Call Numbers, available now on Amazon, Mr. Syntell Smith! And since it was a special occasion, we held a live call!
42:48
August 15, 2019
9. Writing IS Activism
"As writers, we are to record what we see" - James Baldwin On this episode of The Writer's Block, we will tackle the subject of writing being a form of activism. Expression comes in various forms, from music to dancing,and especially writing/literature. In this day and time, I encourage all writers to never stifle your voice!
18:58
August 5, 2019
8. Reboot. Revamp. Reimagine.
BONUS PODCAST ALERT! On this bonus episode of The Writer's Block, we want to put the theme of revamping on your minds. There  may be stories you've started, and haven't picked them up in a while; that's okay. You can pick them back up, add new characters, give old characters new life. They're your stories. 
13:18
July 26, 2019
7. The Need For BookTubers
On this episode of The Writer's Block, we're going to tackle the topic of "BookTubers", which is one of many tools a writer can have on their side. A BookTuber is simply, a person who does YouTube videos, promoting books from various authors.
21:13
July 18, 2019
6. The 7 Writing Tools
Happy Independence Day!! On today's episode of The Writer's Block, we're going to divulge into the topic of "7 Writing Tools". As writers, we have a  toolbox that we can utilize to not only jump start our writing, but these tools can refresh as well as sharpen our skills
23:39
July 4, 2019
5. The Birthday Episode: Honor Your Storytelling
Happy Birthday to all writers born on today!!! In this episode of The Writer's Block, I want to encourage all of my writers to honor your story telling, your ability to weave a story together. Never doubt that intricate part of your gift to write. As writers, we must always exercise our storytelling with the world.
18:08
June 24, 2019
4. By Any Means Necessary
This week's episode recaps on "Writing Time". Not only should you make time and space to write, but you must utilize that time and space to write, no matter what. A BIG shout out to Big Black Chapters on Facebook, for allowing me to use their platform to encourage fellow writers!
23:12
June 6, 2019
3A. For The ‘Rare Birds’-An Overview of ‘Horror Noire’
We're coming a day early with a special podcast! In this episode, we're going to tackle something that's not often discussed during Black History - Black Horror. #AreYouListening?
33:30
June 5, 2019
3. Writing Time
In this week's episode, we're going to tackle the topic of "Writing Time". One must ask themselves this question: "Is there a space and time set for me to write?". With Writing Time, there's a space that we must create in order to be more efficient with our craft.
25:20
May 24, 2019
2. Honor The Talent
Picking up from the Inaugural episode, we're giving insight on how to facilitate your talent in writing. The question we pose for you is this: What are *you* doing to maximize and facilitate the talent? Listen in to find out!!
20:32
May 15, 2019
The Inaugural Episode: Welcome To The Block!
Our first initial launch! After a year of planning, we are finally here! 
19:57
May 13, 2019