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WRITERS’ BLOCK provides a forum for existing and aspiring writers to inform, entertain and/or inspire others with their contributions

What Can I Contribute?

Original work including: Articles, Book Reviews, Critiques, Essays, Historical Journals, Poems, Book Previews, Serialised (free) books, Short stories

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  • Read and learn from others
  • Make a start
  • Edit, improve and promote

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WRITERS’ BLOCK has been established to provide a forum for existing and aspiring writers to inform, entertain and/or inspire others with their contributions. It is NOT a CHAT platform. Or a RANT line. Contributions may take one of many forms. Some that come to mind may be:

Book Reviews
Historical Journals
Previews of your book.
Serialised (free) books.
Short stories.
Etcetera, etcetera.

There is no cost. We simply want to encourage you to write! And write well!

Here are some of the REASONS why we think you will enjoy using WRITERS’ BLOCK:

READ entertaining, informative and maybe even inspirational words by other English language Writers.

LEARN from other English language Writers the finer points of writing.

START writing in your chosen genre (eg short stories, plays, poetry etc) and seeing your words in print as others see them. Learn by doing!

IMPROVE your writing skills by regular practice and exposure to others. Learn from the Editor’s corrections and comments from other Contributors.

EDIT and finesse your writing by re-reading objectively and seeing where improvements can be made.

PROMOTE yourself as a Writer! Don’t hide behind your doubts. Come out and be seen and heard.

Note that your contribution will NOT be automatically published. It will be vetted and subject to editing and if approved it will be published at Writers’ Block. Subsequent to publication you may edit the article and re-submit for approval. If a contribution or an edit of a contribution is NOT approved, it will simply remain as “awaiting approval”. Other Contributors will not be able to edit your contribution.

All contributions must include the author’s name.

NEW CONTRIBUTORS: If you wish to be a CONTRIBUTOR to Writers’ Block please first read the TERMS & CONDITIONS. On agreement to our TERMS & CONDITIONS and completion of the Sign-Up process you will be issued with a password for you to use each time you return.

EXISTING CONTRIBUTORS: Simply enter your password to submit a new article or to edit an existing one. Please remember to advise whether you seek comments or not by marking the appropriate box.

READERS: If you only wish to read the contributions made by others simply go to the drop down list of articles and make a selection. Or simply go to the WRITERS’ BLOCK entry page to read all articles in chronological order. You do NOT need to Log in.

RATING OF ARTICLES: The following rating system has been adopted:

G: Suitable for general readership.

PG: Parental guidance recommended. Likely to cause offence; or unsuitable for minors.

M: Adult themes; Violence; Sex; Language; Drug use; etc.

COMMENTS: There is provision for Readers comments at Writers’ Block. These comments are checked and edited as appropriate.

Please feel free to use Writers’ Block any time to inform, entertain and inspire others and to practice the art of writing.

All the Best

Brian Lewis

Latest Writer's Block Contributions

Aboard ‘Sir William Eyre’

By Brian Lewis

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Aboard ‘Sir William Eyre’ Progress & Voyage of William Carter, England to Australia 1858   CHAPTER 1 – 11 to 19 JUNE 1858 – LEAVING OLD ENGLAND Editor’s note: This transcription has used earlier transcriptions made by William’s great-grandson Robert A. Carter and by Mabel Carter, wife of William’s grandson Thomas Carter. Both of these […]

The Last Cigarette

By Jamie W. Ryan

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

  “That holy dream, that holy dream, While all the world were chiding, Hath cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding. What though that light, thro’ storm and night, So trembled from afar – What could there be more purely bright In Truth’s day-star?” Edgar Allan Poe Excerpt from ‘A Dream’   […]

Lake Moodie and Pine Hut Creek

By Brian Lewis

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Pine Hut Creek potentially flows into Lake Moodie from the eastern escarpment of the Mount Lofty Ranges due west of the Cambrai-Sedan Road. On visiting the lake site in July this year I was surprised and disappointed to see no water whatsoever in the lake. Local knowledge informed me that Lake Moodie no longer fills […]

The Mysterious Glass Block

By Angus Whitmore

Rating G: Suitable for a general audience

Sven McDuff’s electron-microscope is an old valve model. It takes a while to warm up but Sven likes the humming sound it makes. A stranger arrives with something in a glass block for Sven to examine. There is much more to her than at first meets the eye. She doesn’t know what is in the glass block and the only way they will find out is to warm up the microscope and take a look.

Of Men and Dolphins

By Brian Lewis

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

  FOR GOLDSTAR and all those who aspire to the Oneness    Copyright © Brian Lewis 2018     It was 7:30 am on a perfect summer’s day at The Corner Beach on Kangaroo Island. The man in the black and blue wet suit sensed rather than saw the blue and gold sheen on the […]


By Neil Holdsworth

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

[Fiction based on historical facts. My ancestors received no apology nor did they receive any compensation for the treatment described here. N.H.]   County Ross, Scotland, 1845. GREAT WHITE GALLEONS SCUDDED across the sky from west of Kintyre and disappeared beyond Loch Ness. Occasional showers dampened the heather but the interrupted sunshine was enough to […]

BOOK REVIEW – “Call of the Reed Warbler” by Charles Massy

By admin

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

I am sympathetic to the theme of this book. After all I too wonder whatever happened to the “Limits to Growth” movement. Forty-five years ago I bought a wheat paddock in the Mallee on which there remained only a single native pine tree. I aimed to allow Nature to regenerate the mallee woodland that had […]


By admin

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

GALLERY IMPRESSIONS Over the years I have found that visits to Art Galleries to see world-renowned exhibitions can be fraught. But can also be uplifting! So unfortunately I have to say that a recent visit to the SA Art Gallery to see the “Colours of Impressionism” from the Musee D’Orsay in Paris fell into the […]


By Kerry Rochford

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Friendships, a tangled ball of textures. Wool for the cosy ones that will warm you and cocoon in the winter moments of life. Linen for the durable ones, despite wrinkles and fading beauty they soften with age. Cotton for the simple ones, summer friendships and splashes of colour thrown in the air and landing in […]

The Dictator

By Kerry Rochford

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Time you are a fickle master. Waiting, you slow down. The hands on your army of clocks Move at your command, In half time. When dread for an impending Event is detected, you clap Your hands and speed up. You command and demand attention. Every day, pushing me to obey, Stealing precious hours from The […]

Ghost of Drama teachers past

By Jon Cocks

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Nine years ago, an email, from a senior female Colleague, called me to her office, my progress to review She kept me there forever, but I knew at once that never Would she sign off on a pay rise for Yours Truly, that is true. My reply was sent quite quickly; it was terse and […]


By Neil Holdsworth

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Here are three examples of what I like to call ‘synchronicity’. I wanted to record them here because these are my memories of events that fascinated me at the time, and still do, and I believe that they are worth sharing. I hope you think so too.   Synchronicity 1: The sailor and the boat. […]

The Beer on the Bar


Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

THE BEER ON THE BAR A tribute to HMAS Armidale   He entered the bar on his own: An elderly man, neatly dressed, about sixty or so, the barmaid guessed; clean shaven, his face chiselled from stone. The barmaid was new. He said, ‘How do you do?’ and, in an old-fashioned gesture of respect, he […]


By Jamie W. Ryan

Rated PG: Parental guidance recommended.

= For Marianne J. = =================== She had the most beautiful blue eyes. Not surprising really as the rest of her was beautiful too… …her long blonde hair…her slim stature and refined features. Astounding. The only thing I could fault was her last name – ‘BLOMST’. Certainly not the most beautiful name in the world… […]

Covid Composite – A Weighting Game

By admin

Rated G: Suitable for a general audience

Weighed down by Wuhan wickedness claiming cleverness. God’s last laugh? Bio-virus any day. Information drip fed comprehension selected uncertainty protected. History to be written. Wuhan revelations screaming innocence. Guilty parties panting; media massaging. Wuhan suffering in their millions locked in two rooms. Homes became prisons. Covidness world order Covidness forever while fortunes made and made. […]