Tag Archive for MFA

Qana’ah (Satisfaction)

read the article Salaam everyone! I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to sort out all the thoughts that have been attacking my writer-self. I spent an over excessive amount of time worrying that these thoughts are the main reason that I haven’t been able to write anything that I considered of substance since the beginning of the new year. Needless to mention,… Read more →

New Year? Bring. It. On.

Salaam lovely readers! Keef halkum? Izayakum? Comment allez-vous tous? How are you all? I can’t believe it has been six weeks since we last chatted! Well, at least since I last had this one way conversation with you all, haha! I truly hope that you have all been having a wonderful winter and holiday season wherever you are in the… Read more →

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

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 →

Life, Death, & Everything in Between

Asalaamu Alaikum, I’ve been struggling to write a blog post for the past two weeks. I would have just posted a story I have written, but it didn’t feel right taking a break from my blog for two weeks in a row. I’ve been in quite a… not sure if I have the right word to convey how I’m feeling,… 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 →