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.
How to work with me…
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.
Grounded Writers is a wholesome writing program for Muslim writers. Build your writing skills and recharge your writing life.
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An online community for Muslim writers. Surround yourself with writers who will inspire, motivate, and support you.
Kind words from writers I’ve worked with…
“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.
“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.
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!
I recently shared this popular quote by Ira Glass with my Grounded Writers group. It’s a quote that I’ve shared on social media more than once and it’s even on the About page on my…
Over the last little while I’ve had many conversations with writers about critique and rejections and negative reviews, and I wanted to share some thoughts here in case they’re helpful to other writers. I know…