Ira Bloom

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Ira Bloom I'd have to go with Zorn of Zorna (whose name begins with X and doesn't) and Princess Saralinda, from James Thurber's THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS, because…moreI'd have to go with Zorn of Zorna (whose name begins with X and doesn't) and Princess Saralinda, from James Thurber's THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS, because their relationship was true love at first sight, and who can compete with that? (less)
Ira Bloom I curse the gods, then I rent my garb. I mean that in the biblical sense. I frankly don't know where I'd go to find garb for rent. Then, when I'm at…moreI curse the gods, then I rent my garb. I mean that in the biblical sense. I frankly don't know where I'd go to find garb for rent. Then, when I'm at my lowest point, I fill a bathtub full of lukewarm water and sit in it with a razor. Fortunately, I only have twin blade razors. Did you think I was going to slit my wrists? No, I take the razor and shave my legs.
Okay, none of that is true.
No, to be honest, I'm not entirely sure there is such a thing as writers block. I could be dead wrong about this, mind you. But I think it's just an example of mood making. Everybody has a creative side, and everyone's life can be enhanced if they learn to tap into it, whether they're a plumber or a schoolteacher or a musician or a writer. But I think people who are most successful at accessing that place (mental space, if you prefer) are people who have taught themselves what works. Neil Gaiman (if I can invoke that name here) talks about making time to daydream, to let his mind wander and flit through the possibilities until he comes up with something interesting. And I'd say it's similar for me: I generally do something to distract myself and use part of my brain for a mundane activity, like driving or bicycling or working out at the gym or taking a walk. Then I try to get into the head of my character, or play out scenes in my mind. And occasionally to work out problems with the plot.
Anyway, I'm not sure I've experienced writers block, so I don't know whether I believe it's a real thing.
Though I do experience, often for extended times, periods where no progress is being made. But I attribute these to an inability to ignore distractions, or a lack of sufficient time to get into the creative place.(less)
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Recently, all my friends seem to be launching nefarious plots to take over the world. It’s the only game in town for those of us in no position to profit from the inevitable corporate oligarchy, or disenfranchised by the futile, oxymoronic absurdity of organized anarchy. Some of my friends hint at clandestine intents to undermine reality and insinuate their own expansionist solipsism into the c... Read more of this blog post »
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
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I probably should read the whole thing, I'm only 35 pages in, but if the rest of the book is complete crap, I'd still give it 5 stars for voice. Just... wow.
What an amazing debut!
I could only trick myself into putting it down by writing this review.
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Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom
"(OFFICIAL REVIEW THAT I HAVE EVER DONE ON MY ACCOUNT! SO PLEASE READ) 4.5***

Where do I begin? I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into other than it was a YA Fantasy novel about witches. I'm normally not into books like that but I think this no..." Read more of this review »
Hearts & Other Body Parts by Ira Bloom
"Universal monsters -- like you've never seen them before. I was both awed and intimidated reading this book, when I wasn't howling at the humor. Bloom knows a lot about a lot of stuff, and the depth of character and plot reflects this delightfully..." Read more of this review »
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Bully Pulpit by Warren Murphy
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Beautifully paced, horrifically violent and screamingly funny in places. This is the first book in the series I've read, though I was a fan of the cult-classic movie starring Joel Grey.
Bully Pulpit by Warren Murphy
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It was bittersweet reading the first Destroyer novel to be released after the passing of Warren Murphy. I've been reading them for years, and I enjoyed the first(?) Destroyer entry from new series author R. J. Carter. The charact..." Read more of this review »
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Wandfasted by Laurie Forest
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Laurie Forest's books are so compelling, you can't put them down once you start reading. Beware.
This is a prequel to The Black Witch, which I also couldn't put down.
Standing ovation.
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