Nada Adel Sobhi

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Born in Cairo, Egypt, Nada Adel Sobhi earned her BA in English Language and Literature, Cairo University in 2009.

She is a poet, short story and flash fiction writer and currently blogs about her writing, book reviews and everything literary, including her monthly picture-prompt writing series "Takhayyal" on Nadaness In Motion.

Nada's poetry has been published in Scripting Change's projects, the proceeds of which go to charity.

She is a news editor, journalist, and translator with a decade of experience with the language pairs English - Arabic - English.

She was the Editor-in-Chief of the English Department of Language and Literature, Cairo University's poetry and creative writing magazine "The Muse" from 2006 till 2015 and of HR Revolution M
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Nada Adel Sobhi Write. Write. Write. Don't stop. You can take some time away from writing but don't abandon the talent altogether. Write as much as you can and don't …moreWrite. Write. Write. Don't stop. You can take some time away from writing but don't abandon the talent altogether. Write as much as you can and don't put yourself down by saying your writing isn't good enough.
You may not like it, or it may need some tweaking, grammar review, minor changes, but it's a step and positive one.
Experiment with new genres if you can or at least read about them.
I think good writers are those who read a lot. You don't have to leave your comfort zone but it's good to explore other genres.

And most importantly, Write and try to get your work out there, through blogs, contests, Facebook... anything. Just keep on writing.(less)
Nada Adel Sobhi I've created my picture prompt writing series called Takhayyal specifically for this purpose. I put up pictures that would inspire me, and others, to …moreI've created my picture prompt writing series called Takhayyal specifically for this purpose. I put up pictures that would inspire me, and others, to write. I also research online for other prompts, whether pictures or phrases or ideas, to keep my brain working.
I also try to be part of writing groups or workshops because these often result in really good pieces and also offer a chance to develop one's writing and allow for new ideas; ones that I may not have considered before.
While, writers' block - in my opinion - is inevitable, you can always keep trying and you'll click with a particular prompt and carry on from there.

Check out Takhayyal's current and previous prompts and may be you'll find something to inspire you:
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Everything That Was Us by E. Graziani – Interview & Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the virtual book tour via Writely Yours for E. Graziani and her new book Everything That Was Us.

This isn't my first time featuring Graziani. A few years ago, I read her novel Jess Under Pressure and I absolutely loved it. It's still one of my recommended reads.

After that I featured Graziani's time-travel romance Alice-Angel of Time with a guest post.

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Description: This section is for fantasy poetry. It includes poems inspired by books, other poems, artwork..etc, as well as poems simply about anything fantastical; unicorns and dragons tend to find their way into my writing.
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Nada Sobhi Rebecca wrote: "Hi Nada, thanks so much for the friend request. Great to see you here on Goodreads :)"

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for accepting

Happy reading :)


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Rebecca Gransden Hi Nada, thanks so much for the friend request. Great to see you here on Goodreads :)


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Anne Brooke Many thanks for the add, Nada - great to meet you here! :))

Anne B


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Nada Sobhi Kim wrote: "Thank you for the friendship request, Nada. I look forward to getting to know you through books."

Thank you for accepting my request :)


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Nada Sobhi Davee wrote: "Hi Nada thank you for the connection"

Thank you :) :)


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Davee Jones Hi Nada thank you for the connection


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Kim Thank you for the friendship request, Nada. I look forward to getting to know you through books.


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Nada Sobhi .þµŋψà. [Punya Reviews...] wrote: "Hi Nada, thanks for the friend invite. :)"

Thank you for accepting my request :)


ρυηүα [Punya Reviews...] Hi Nada, thanks for the friend invite. :)


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Nada Sobhi Nell wrote: "Thanks for the friending, Nada :)"

Anytime my friend. Have a lovely day/night :)


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Nada Sobhi Kris wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend request, Nada -- it's a pleasure to accept it!"

The pleasure is all mine. Have a good day. Hope you're enjoying your read :)


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Nada Sobhi Anne wrote: "Thanks for the add, Nada - lovely to meet you on GR :))

Anne"


Hi there Anne. Sorry I just saw your comment, goodreads didn't alert me. It's a pleasure to meet you :)


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Kris Thanks so much for the friend request, Nada -- it's a pleasure to accept it!


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Nada Sobhi Robin wrote: "Hi, Nada, just accepted your friendship request. Did you read "Too Familiar for Comfort"? What did you think of it? How about "Blood Ties"?
I haven't been on this site for a while. I have been busy..."


I'm so sorry. I just read your comment on my profile now! (1 week & 1 month later!!! *this is embarrassing*)
Yes, we do seem have a similar interest in books.
I'll check out the stories you've mentioned.
As for the writing thing, I have so many ideas in my head (for poetry) but I'm either too lazy to put them down on paper or just well bored :$ - Being forced to write something is rather difficult. But at least it gets you writing.

Have a lovely day and looking forward to hearing from you soon
(again my apologies for the really late reply!)

Nada


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Nada Sobhi Nell wrote: "Thanks for the friending, Nada :)"

Pleasure is all mine :)
Have a wonderful day :)


message 2: by Nell (last edited May 30, 2013 03:04AM)

Nell Grey Thanks for the friending, Nada :)


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Robin Hi, Nada, just accepted your friendship request. Did you read "Too Familiar for Comfort"? What did you think of it? How about "Blood Ties"?
I haven't been on this site for a while. I have been busy with other things. The teacher of a writing group I'm part of wants me to write a poem every day "to take my emotional temperature." I haven't gotten in one every day since she requested, but I kept it up for a few weeks, making up for days I missed by writing more than one. It's hard to make myself write them just because I've been told to--even though I know some will be chosen to be performed on a stage.
It looks like you have good taste. We are interested in some of the same books. The first short story I ever got published was about dragons. Princess and the Goblin, King Lear, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are all favorites of mine. And then of course, there's the vampire thing.
I'm going to go rest now. Hope to hear back from you.


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