Writing the story about YOU is a journey where your heart can easily melt into an oven-baked apple pie and your eyes run storms. Nevertheless, it is something that weighs heavy in worth. It's precious. It is rare because there is only ONE you. 

In fact, there...

One of the easiest and worst things you can do, as a writer, is lose your own voice. I don't mean a sore throat. I mean, losing your voice in your actual written work.

Asking for and implementing feedback/constructive criticism into your written work is a great way to h...

You have just completed your manuscript and sent it off to a literary agent or publishing company for consideration. You are waiting for their response. Don't wait around! It will drive you crazy! Instead, keep writing, if not using feedback to improve your current man...

Do you usually end up taking numerous breaks and often in between your writing process? Coffee just happens to be brewing non-stop and social media seems a breath away? Does it all motivate you or are you actually lacking motivation? Is procrastination  your best frien...

Whatever is happening right now is a story. It can be impactful depending on how you write it.

Have you ever wondered why it is that books are much better than their movie adaptations? Think about it...books are more detailed and they force you to use your imagination....

You have been commanded to stay at home. 

This is every reader's and writer's dream-come-true. It is the ultimate sabbatical. This historical moment in time is forcing you to sit still, to think creatively and to write. 

Here are six ways you can practice writing:

1....

Caption: I am holding my first published collection of original poetry surrounding the hijab or headscarf. All proceeds go to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Using our imagination is one thing. Dreaming big is too! To actually write down what we see in our hea...

Most writers look back on the year 2019 and express how grateful they were for their success. I am grateful for the success over the years, but instead of listing those, I will start off 2020 by sharing the THREE ways you can entice your reader from the very beginning:...

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Every first draft is a skeleton. It does not need to be perfect yet. Add some depth with time and patience, and you will get the complete body. 

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Write something you, yourself, would love to read over and over again because that is exactly what you will be doing unti...

It´s been a while. I know, I know! Life does get in the way, sometimes. Especially for those of us who don´t have writing as a full-time profession. Those of us, like myself, who end up reading more than writing. Here´s why:

I have been reading rather exciting work from...

2019 is sneaking up around the corner so here are some writing goals for you:

1.There are 365 days in the year, a page a day or every other day can become a full-blown first draft of a book! This is especially great for those of you who have full-time occupations other...

Finished a manuscript? Congratulations! Ready to get published? Awesome! Looking for the traditional way on finding a literary agent/representation? Here is how!

1.You should have a full manuscript completed and polished (well-edited). You never know when they will love...

An author´s worst nightmare is rejection.

Rejection can come from different angles: the readership, book bloggers, book critics, publishers, literary agents and the list goes on.

How do we get over this fear of rejection, this nightmare that haunts us even as we are awak...

I remember when I first publicized my first novel. And, I remember how important it was for me to reach out to influential or impactful people who related to my target audience.

As a result, they helped me publicize my work via their social networks and their vario...

Most writers have a favorite beverage or cold drink to keep their creative vibes loading. Even readers love a good cup of jo or tea in combo with their current reads! That is perhaps why many cafes decide to include books or many bookstores, decide to include cafes. My...

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