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In My Own Words

Let’s distinguish between copying as plagiarism and copying as copywriting. “Read this and write it out in your own words.” Were you ever given these instruction by a teacher? One of the purposes of these instructions is to help writers to avoid plagiarism when utilising knowledge they have learned from the written work of others. If…

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A Story Is Never Just A Story

One of the most beautiful, freeing elements of writing is that our options are endless. We can write about ourselves, or people we know very well. We can write about others, people we’ve never met, living lives we’ve only envisioned. We can write to shed light, open eyes to see new things, some positive and…

Mini Issue One Aug 2014 Out Now

First Editor’s Bookshelf

Assalaam ‘alaykum/Peace be with you, Welcome to our first Young Muslimah Magazine Mini Issue. Our Mini Issues are publications via which we republish our writers’ articles that have been previously published elsewhere; we republish a guest series by Zainab bint Younus; we share inspirational articles by our Islamic Editor, Nadia Leona Yunis; and we look…

Hend Hegazi Ideas thoughts and ideas flow

Gum Knocks Out Facebook in Round One

Writing Woes and Wows: Hend Hegazi shares a peak inside her writer’s world and some valuable tips for keeping focussed within yours All great writing starts with a thought, an idea, an epiphany. Mostly these ideas come to me as I’m drifting off into sleep. (Apparently my brain doesn’t realize that sleep means ‘to rest,’…

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Sleep or Write?

When it is past time to sleep and Hend Hegazi’s mind begins rushing with ideas to write about, she consults her memory to decide what to do Why is it that all of the ideas I get come to me when I’m just about to fall asleep? I spend hours tossing and turning, then, just…

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Overcoming Nerves and Self Doubt

Aisha Davies writes candidly about her own self-doubts in solidarity with yours and shows you how to get past these limits to start achieving Everyone suffers from writer’s block and nerves at some point in their writing career. Even me. Although I am a writer for a popular Muslimah magazine I haven’t written a single…