Lessons of a Writer #2

Think about setting a daily or weekly target for yourself. You may have already heard about the “10,000-hour rule” which Malcolm Gladwell wrote about in his popular book, “The Outliers,” where he states that “Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness”. This basically alludes to the fact that even though practice may notContinue reading “Lessons of a Writer #2”

Found-Poem Friday

Hello, it’s Nazira at the keyboard today. I have a little bit of a thing for found poems, new works that are created – or collated, compiled, curated, if you prefer – from that which already exists. This found poem, called ‘We Are…’, is drawn from across the ‘7 Question’ blog series with our membersContinue reading “Found-Poem Friday”

Shortlist Announcement

Hello dear readers! ***We interrupt your regular scheduled updates of Koyal interviews to announce some exciting news*** Last Monday, the Fox and Windmills writing competition longlist was published and we were delighted to see not one, but two Koyals had made the cut! Both Sujana Crawford for poetry, and Sarah M Jasat for prose, haveContinue reading “Shortlist Announcement”


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A Collective of South Asian Female Writers Based in the UK