the Writer's Block is a chunky, lay-flat journal that encourages rambling entries-in spite of its title! The cover is wrapped in brown textured paper that looks and feels like wood. The spine and all sides of the text block are also printed with a wood grain pattern. The total effect is a journal that resembles a neat section of a 2 x 4. And if you actually succumb to writer's block, it can always serve as a nifty paper weight.