“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamouring to become visible.”

— Vladimir Nabokov


Salaam & Hello

I’m a fiction writer, editor, and creative writing teacher. Anytime I’ve been away from the page for too long, I feel unmoored, like I’m not myself anymore. I suspect it is the same for you, dear writer. Welcome! I love working with writers because of the joy it brings me — to see writers who doubt begin to believe in themselves again, break through their struggles and resistance, and show up on the page in all their brilliance.


How I Can Help

A notebook with writing on one page and an empty cup on a round table on a porch outdoors. An empty chair is next to the table and a path leading outside.

Coaching

Writing can be a lonely task. But you don’t have to do it alone. I can guide you through your struggles and provide structure and accountability to reach your goals faster.

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Editing

Whether you’ve just completed a first draft or gone through several rounds of revision, I can help you re-see your story with a fresh perspective.



Asmaa Hussein

“Hajera has a way of finding the very essence of what I’m trying to convey with my writing and coaching me into expressing it in a way that’s really going to land with readers.”


Shelley Harbin

“With thoughtfulness and a keen eye for detail, Hajera quickly identifies what’s working in your manuscript, and gently suggests what might make it even better.”


Naome Howe

“Hajera has a way of demanding, kindly, the best of what she knows I can do as a writer to keep my voice vibrant and alive.”


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