Invitation to Weekend Creative Writing Journey

khulud khamis
Posted September 23, 2018 from Palestine

Today I’m writing you – excited – to invite you to embark on a journey of creative writing with me.

So what’s this creative journey all about and what will you get out of it? As every writer, I often struggle with my writing. I find myself staring at a blank notebook or a blank word document, not knowing how to begin, or how to continue from where I left off. So I recently decided to get back to practice writing, immersing myself in the process of writing in various ways that engage the creative mind and generate ideas.

Once a week, towards the weekend, you’ll receive an email with a piece that will include discussion of one aspect of writing, followed by a writing exercise. There’s no commitment whatsoever on your part. We already have ten participants who have signed up for the journey, and we are beginning this weekend.

I’ll also be recommending reading materials, and I’ll sometimes throw in some playlists that I find to be conducive to writing :)

We’ll deal with issues such as character, writing about the “other,” point of view, how to write about a social/political issue from a personal perspective that will engage readers, how to work with your writer’s notebook, and more. I’ll share the challenges that face me as a writer, and how I deal with them. In all workshops, we’ll be practicing the craft and art of writing. I’m also open to suggestions from participants, and I’ll adapt the workshop contents accordingly. Once in a while, I’ll have a Q&A about my own writing process, where you can ask me anything, and I’ll try to answer as honestly as I can.

So join me! Send me an email to khulud.kh@gmail.com. I already posted the first writing assignment on my website, just as a taste.

p.s. this workshop is offered completely free of charge, no catches whatsoever. However, as I am dedicating significant time and energies into this, if you’d like to support my work, I am on Patreon. So check it out, as there are plenty of goodies there waiting for you (music, short stories, and signed copies of my novel, Haifa Fragments).

Yalla, let’s do this. Let’s get creative.

khulud

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jlanghus
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Hi Khulud,

What a great idea and offer! You could also share this on the "Resources" page so even more people see it.

Oh, you may want to have interested participants contact you via the WP messaging system rather than your personal email, however, as WP is a public forum.

I'm looking forward to hearing how your workshop goes...

Have a good one!

khulud khamis
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Will do! Thanks for the suggestion ☺

Sis. Salifu
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Hi Khulud,
Its a very great idea. Personally I love to write and when I start the words start pouring due to the fact that I already have an idea on what topic to talk about... However, i will loved to be part of your workshop only if we can access it on WP. Like sis. Jill said I feel much safer on WP :-)

And secondly, I hope it will not be very demanding that we answer questions on a particular or specific time period...because am not 24/7 online at WP.

Thanks
Lisbeth

jlanghus
Sep 25, 2018
Sep 25, 2018

You're welcome:) Have a great day!

Obisakin Busayo
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Hi Khulud
So good to hear about your creative journey. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!
Love
Busayo

Beth Lacey
Sep 25, 2018
Sep 25, 2018

Great program! Good luck
Beth

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Sep 27, 2018
Sep 27, 2018

Oh wow. This is great! I sure want some help in writing. Thank you, Khalud!

kyla
Sep 29, 2018
Sep 29, 2018

Hi Khulud, I love projects that encourage creativity, thank you for sharing your skills and encouraging others, I hope it's an amazing experience for you and all the participants.

Adanna
Jan 31
Jan 31

Dear Khulud,

This is a nice idea! I love it.

Thanks for sharing.

Love,
Adanna