Salaam & Hello!

I’m Hajera Khaja, 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.

Now Open for Enrollment:

Learn how to write powerful and impactful picture books that tackle emotionally difficult issues with sensitivity and empathy

Start writing today with my free prompts…

Courses & Programs I offer…

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Individual Coaching

Writing can be a lonely task. You don’t have to do it alone. I can guide you through your struggles and provide feedback, structure, and accountability.

Ease Into Fiction Course

A self-paced online course that will teach you how to write fiction with ease and confidence. Packed with simple writing prompts and intuitive craft lessons.

The Writers Lounge

A monthly membership for Muslim writers. Strengthen your writing skills and surround yourself with writers who will inspire, motivate, and support you.

Kind words from writers I’ve worked with…

Asmaa Hussein
“A Temporary Gift” & “A Place of Refuge”

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. I keep coming back to her for editing advice.

Rifk Ebeid
“Baba, What Does My Name Mean?” & “You Are The Color”

Working with Hajera was truly a blessing. Her skill and experience offered crucial insight on how to make my story come to life. I was so hesitant to reach out for help in my writing journey, but am so grateful that I did.

Sherine Aboelezz

Hajera is a brilliant writing instructor mashaAllah. She is extremely professional while at the same time compassionate and understanding. I learned so much from her and was inspired to write after not being able to write for a long time!

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