Bring Them Flowers

To the Writer’s Friend: If you know someone who is writing a novel take them out for lunch. If they’ve finished one- even if it never gets published- it’s a great feat and a huge sustained effort. Bring them flowers.My students laugh. I say I’m not kidding.” Natalie Goldberg Here is a reminder to appreciateContinue reading “Bring Them Flowers”

Writing On Medium

Hey there aspiring writers, I’m hoping to write a little more on Medium. I’ve found it’s a fantastic platform on which to write non-fiction. If you’re patient and consistent with your articles there’s a chance of getting paid for your readership! The other advantage is that you don’t have to write about one niche topicContinue reading “Writing On Medium”

What Do Your Children Mean to You? Write About It!​

On Twitter somebody asked whether having kids was all bad. What she had heard recently had put her off kids for life!! Oh dear 😬 This was my response. What’s yours? ⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣ #love #family #childrenarethebest #mykidsaremylife❤️ #mykids❤️ #happykids #kids #mykidsrock #mykidsmyworld #mykidshave4legs #happy #mykidsarerad #life #mykidsarethecutest #mykidsareawesome #momlife #childhood #instagood #children #childrenarethebest #mykidsaremyeverything #mykidsaremylife #mykidslovemeContinue reading “What Do Your Children Mean to You? Write About It!​”

Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!

Dear aspiring writer, In learning the art of writing, we can get caught up in trying to write the right thing. Wouldn’t it be better to let the emotion of a certain memory set you free? You can try this by exploring your feelings when you pay attention to the world around you. Your explorationContinue reading “Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!”

Read

Reading is a huge part of writing. Be inspired to create a masterpiece by studying how it’s done. Reading ANYTHING is part of your job as a writer. How cool is that?? (By the way daydreaming and staring out of the window are also excellent ways of spending your time as a writer, but we’llContinue reading “Read”

A Writing Routine is Important

Good morning! This post is for the writers out there!🥰 I think many of us, including myself, are capable of writing much more than we typically produce. I would even go as far as to say our best work is often still hiding inside of us. How can you pull that potential out of yourselfContinue reading “A Writing Routine is Important”

Waiting For Perfection? Think Again!

This is for the writers 🥰 📝✍️… Good morning! I thought I’d share a huge tip which, I think, really changed my life. You see, I’m a book worm and forever reading other people’s work, failing in love with it and trying it myself. The thing is, my own words ALWAYS fall short compared toContinue reading “Waiting For Perfection? Think Again!”

Launching My Book – 1st January

Hello and salaams, This is just a quick message to say that, alhamduLillah, I know where and when I’m going to launch my book! D’you remember in my last post I wasn’t sure what I was going to do? Well, Allah, in His Pure Wisdom and Generosity sent down an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse!Continue reading “Launching My Book – 1st January”

Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love is Available on Amazon!

Part 1 Chapter 1 Today I’d like to introduce my first chapter to you. It covers how my life changed after 9/11, how I came to practice Islam more seriously and how my identity has helped shaped my faith, and ultimately, my relationship with Allah. I kickstart this short and snappy audio series with theContinue reading “Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love is Available on Amazon!”

For the Love of It

Dear beautiful, wonderful, loyal readers, You have been with me through so many ups and downs in my writing life. It honestly wouldn’t have been the same without you by my side. I have been writing for over three years now and have pretty much fallen in love with the whole process; writing, connecting with the online writing community,Continue reading “For the Love of It”