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Writer’s Block = Perfect Excuse When Having Too Many Thoughts

dejt västerlövsta wri·ter’s block [ˈrīt-ərz-; /ˌraɪ.təzˈblɒk/] noun 1. the problem of not being able to think of something to write about or not being able to finish writing a story, poem, etc. 2. a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece 3. a usually temporary psychological inability to begin or continue work on a piece of writing 4. an… Read more →

A Letter to the Monster in My Head

Dear Monster in my Head, Fancy meeting you here, in the darkest depths of my mind. You seem to be showing up a lot. Just chilling in my brain. Finding any tiny corner to take refuge. Bringing me down in my thoughts and causing my emotion and motivation to drop. Trying to control my thoughts before I successfully crush you… Read more →

Untitled

Salaam! Following my heavy subject blog post last week on life and death, I’ve been working on one of my novels non-stop. The chapters I have been working on required me to do some digging into some old writing and research for one of my characters. In the process, I stumbled upon more writing I did back when I was… Read more →

What I Learned From Re-Reading My Work & Rejection

Salaam! My first title for this essay was, “What I have learned from re-reading my final manuscript AFTER receiving it as a fancy bound copy from my MFA program”. I decided that title was a little long winded. You’re lucky that I edited it down. The original long, verbose title represents the thought process in my head after I re-read… Read more →

Orange Grove

Asalaamu Alaikum (peace be upon you) my lovely readers! I originally wanted to write a post on memories. It suddenly hit me that exactly one year ago on this day, I was on my way returning from Palestine to San Diego. It’s crazy how time just slips through our fingers. I’ve hit many obstacle and hardships in this past year… Read more →

The Long List of Priorities

How many of you have gone to sleep at night or woken in the morning thinking, “I’m going to be more productive and prioritize my time better.” Whether it’s because you have been procrastinating lately or maybe you have had a never ending “To Do” list for some time now and work, studying, or something equally important kept getting in… Read more →