Welcome to The Writers Bloc, the home base for theOtaku.com's beta-readers and a place for writers to come with questions and learn some new tricks and methods of storytelling, writing, or pretty much anything involving this mutt of a language we call Modern English.

Our Current Pool of Editors and Beta-Readers Includes:

If you have a story, essay, or any written work that you feel could use the assistance of a beta reader or editor, choose a beta-reader from the above list and PM them for availability.

As well, be sure to come visit every now and then to take part in writing workshops and discussions. And of course, if you have your own questions, don't be afraid to ask them here; we're neither teachers nor betters, but peers hoping to help.

The Weekly Schedule:

  • Monday: SomeGuy's Workshop (SomeGuy)
  • Tuesday: Rotating Guest Post (Various)
  • Wednesday: The Wednesday Word (SomeGuy)
  • Thursday: Beck's Workshop (NightBeck)
  • Friday: Updates and Open Questions (All)
  • Sunday: Becky's Writers' Block Busters (NightBeck)

So once again... welcome to The Bloc.

(Banner Design Courtesy of Red Tigress - thanks Red!)

Becky's Writers' Block Busters: Summer Edition

Hello hello hello, all! Want to get a jump-start on your summer writing? Then how about some prompts to get you going? Here are your standard reminders before we start the fun. Remember that these prompts are not specific questions to be an...

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Becky's Writers' Block Busters: Reboot!

Hello hello hello, everyone! It's been a while, huh? Well, since people have approached me about starting up the Block Busters again, I thought that, in the spirit of the new year, we'd give it a try. I mean, I'm sure a lot of us resolved ...

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Trip' Has A Question!

Haha, who remembers this place?

Anyway, got hit with a question the other day, figured this was as good a place as any to get started. Comes from our good friend AnimeArchAngel:

This is a bit random, but I just stumbled upon this World and figured I should ask a question. I'll try to word the question the best I can.

When starting a new piece of writing, how should you decide whether to write in first person or third person? I often write in third person, but then wonder whether the story would move along better in first.

Like I said, just a random question. :P

Thoughts, guys? Comment below, help a sista out.

And of course, if there are any other questions, we can keep making new posts!

Making your point: How to write analytically correct

Hello Otakus, We covered how to start off a paper with a dynamic and pressing intro that compels your reader to continue reading. GREAT JOB! Now what? I think that the body paragraphs of any analytical paper are the easiest ...

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Dynamic Intros: How to capture your reader's attention

Hello guys, Kaydirt here taking over for Someguy for what I hope to be a successful process of learning how to write. I don't really delve in to fic...

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