“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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
I’ve been talking about writer’s block in the last few posts. Here is the initial post where I talk about why I don’t believe in writer’s block, and here is how to overcome writer’s blockContinue reading “How to overcome ‘writer’s block’ (Part 2)”