Chris Blocker is a writer, graphic designer, and librarian. He is currently completing his first novel, The Weeds Shall Inherit. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska. His work has previously appeared in inscape, the Magical anthology, and the Dia de los Muertos anthology. In former lives he was a hip-hop artist, a web designer, and a Trekkie. He lives in Topeka, Kansas with his wife and three children.

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  1. Hi Chris,

    How are you? I love your posts on your blog. You’ve got some really nice book reviews here. Very helpful for avid readers like myself! Thanks for posting.

    By the way I found out about you originally on Goodreads. Seems like we like some of the same books.

    1. Glad you like them, Tanisha. I’m not much of a blogger, but I recognize it as a necessary evil for a writer. Please, stick around and post your thoughts. Also, feel free to friend me on Goodreads; I’m much more active on that site (in fact, you could say I have a slight addiction).

  2. Just a quick observation. Having just recently picked up ‘Stein on Writing’ from the library, and deciding I needed a copy of my own to highlight and mark up as I see fit, I found your Good Read comments on line. Having nearly returned the book before completing the first chapter and having come to a similar conclusion, as you had, about Sol as a person, I find your observations spot on. I used the following to describe him to a fellow writer friend of mine, “arrogant, pompous, self-centered, egotistical name-dropper”. Your two specific examples of bad advice on Sol’s part were exactly the same two that had left me bewildered – ‘Eighty Yards’ and ‘Stamen’ .

    Thank you for the affirmation!

    All else aside, Sol has many pearls that are now culturing inside my brain.


    1. Thanks for your comment, Al. It’s been nice to know I wasn’t simply a moron who didn’t get Stein. I still need to get around to reading more of his advice, but honestly, I’m slightly afraid to enter the world of Stein a second time.

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