Lessons of a Writer #3

Writing and Grief Written by Mala Schneider Catharsis  We all know that writing is cathartic, but whatever the reason for releasing our feelings through the ink of our pens flowing onto paper, or tapping the alphabet buttons on our keyboard, can also be the very same reason for causing writer’s block. This means writing isContinue reading “Lessons of a Writer #3”

Lessons of a Writer #2

Write as Much as You Can and Finish Stuff Written by Sidra Ansari 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 ofContinue reading “Lessons of a Writer #2”

Lessons of a Writer #1

Writing and Expectations Written by Nabeela Ahmed When you begin writing fiction, especially if it is contemporary fiction, you keep worrying that people will think all of it is your personal experience and judge you. In 2018 I often stopped writing a scene as I worried that people would say that’s not a Muslim thingContinue reading “Lessons of a Writer #1”

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Sidra Ansari

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The Koyal Writers

A Collective of South Asian Female Writers Based in the UK