Out of Hibernation

I’m doing this a little backwards: instead of getting ready to hibernate for the winter, I’m rousing myself from a dormant period that’s lasted for a couple of years. It’s not that I haven’t been writing; on the contrary, I now have two blogs that I write for regularly (2-3-times a week): I, Muslimah, which is about my experiences as an American convert to Islam, and Femagination, which I call my “feminist imagination blog.” I, Muslimah is only a few months old, but I have over 480 posts now on Femagination and get nearly 200 visitors a day. I also write essays, such as this one for This Great Society, and reviews, such as this one for Elevate Difference.

But I’ve been so absorbed in writing, I haven’t been writing about writing, which is partly what this blog is for. And I love to write about writing, almost as much as I like to write about anything.

So bear with me (no pun intended); I’m coming out of hibernation and getting ready to go out into the world again. I hope to not only communicate what I think writing is and why it’s important, but also initiate discussions about the four “Ws” of writing: what, when , where, and why. I don’t know that I can tell you much about how to write, but I’ll try to do that, too, either from my own vast knowledge and experience (you know I’m kidding, right?) or through the words of more experienced writers.

And along the way, I hope to have fun, and I hope you will, too.