Lessons of a Writer #6

Do what’s right for you Written by Nazira Vania I attended an online conversation with Julia Cameron recently, hosted by the London Writers Salon. Hearing from the artist behind The Artist’s Way was a joy, especially when she read one of her poems and sang – sang! – one of her songs. The conversation was inspiringContinue reading “Lessons of a Writer #6”

Lessons of a Writer #5

Follow Your Characters Written by Sarah M Jasat In my feedback to a piece a friend recently shared with me, I had only one piece of advice: follow those characters. It may sound a little film noir, but it’s a technique that has worked for me time and time again. When you start writing youContinue reading “Lessons of a Writer #5”

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”

Meet 1/7th of The Koyal Writers, Sujana Crawford

Welcome back dear readers! We are now on to Sujana Crawford’s seven questions. She shares with us how her favourite books and life experience have shaped the art she creates and made her the woman she is today. *** 1. Pitch yourself as a writer in seven words. Stories that spotlight what is brushed aside.Continue reading “Meet 1/7th of The Koyal Writers, Sujana Crawford”

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Sidra Ansari

Award Winning Author|Creative Writing Workshops|@Ladybirdbooks|@beaconbooks|@penguinwritenowlive|

The Koyal Writers

A Collective of South Asian Female Writers Based in the UK