frustrated writer with head and fist on desk

I remember when I first decided to start writing content, I believed the world would be my oyster. So many endless opportunities, there are businesses being incepted each day. Each one looking for a content writer or a copywriter to help them with burdening the content load. Today, content is King. If you don’t know that already I suggest you read any digital marketing article you can find on Google. …


bronze statue in thinking pose with a red background

I find myself overthinking my passions to death. A fun pursuit has turned into an over-analyzed, nitpicked craze. The tone of my voice inside my head that dictates my writing has gone and I’m still waiting for it to come back. It must have not gotten the memo that vacations were canceled this year. What is it with man that we are so hell-bent on self-sabotage? Everything is going good until it’s not. I often find myself becoming a victim to the rules instead of a moderate obedient to them. Rules are there to be perceived and from there, acknowledged…


woman running on beach in the morning, runner’s high

2 years ago I could barely jog up a flight of stairs. I was bad athletically, stamina wise, terrible breathing patterns -you name it. But I got on a treadmill, and what started out as a turtle pace, with time, turned into extended periods of jogging, then running. I didn’t know it at first, but back then I was becoming acquainted with the phenomena known as “runner’s high”.

What is runner’s high?

Runner’s high is an intense feeling of elation following exercise. It is the result of chemical reactions in the brain and body during prolonged periods of exercise.

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There many things you discover once you start writing. But the main takeaway is the power of words. Because words do hold tremendous power. The power to persuade and to convince. To evoke emotions without the use of emotions themselves.

You often take for granted how words play a role in your life.

When you read something someone wrote, the author is never there to express to you their thoughts. You cant see their expressions, hear the tone of their voice, and study their demeanor. When you read something someone wrote, you are receiving their ideas at face value.

Words…


I would love to sit up here and write to you about how to make millions of dollars doing something you love. Unfortunately for me, I’m not at that threshold of my life yet. But where I am at is in the early stages of pursuing a passion while at the same time discovering the daunting grounds that come with monetizing that passion. And although I did write about the horrors you discover when you first start writing, I feel that my message behind that particular article was misconstrued or misunderstood.

Is life the fairy tale story we tend to…


Quote taken from the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite”.

You ever find yourself too caught up in the moment? Or just overthinking something and anxiously looking forward to it past the point of unbearable, where you begin to loathe it? We’ve all been there. I remember once I was meant to go on a 3-day getaway with a group of friends. I spent two weeks looking forward to it and in anticipation of it. I built it up so much in my head that when the weekend came and went, and it fell short of all my expectations.

That’s what plans do. They set specific goals and milestones that…


The harsh truth every writer discovers once they start writing. But like with every dark truth, there is a silver lining.

So you want to start writing? I don’t blame you. It’s like the swiss army knife of social tools, career choices, stress reliefs, and wholesome hobbies. It’s a beautiful skill and one that if you keep at it, only gets better. But it isn’t easy to write. The main reason for that has to do with why you want to write. If you want to release all that built up energy inside of you then writing is a perfect way to do that. …


finding a job, job search, how to find a job, difficulty finding a job

I came across a post on LinkedIn written by a fellow Lebanese. In the post, she addresses the all too familiar frustration of completing a job search. She addresses worldwide job recruiters directly and talks about how difficult it is trying to get through to these recruiters. She laments on the regularity of which she gets the same response: “Apologies, We don’t sponsor work visas.”

In the post, she makes an appeal to those same recruiters to have a change of heart, and consider an applicant's character rather than their nationality or skills, to give them a chance; sort of…


how to relieve stress through writing. stress relief and meditation. writing

We all have our ways to relieve stress and relax. You might go for a run, hit the gym, paint. There are many ways one can relieve stress. Writing is one way. And for a person like me who does all of the aforementioned activities above, writing beats all of them.

Writing is a helpful tool more than it is an act or an art. A lot of people don’t write because they think it requires a level of expertise or talent. When you are born, you first learn how to walk, and then how to talk. The third and…


tips on how to write an article freelance writers and bloggers

Ever since I started my Instagram page (@_thewritewords), people started to send me their work and asking me for advice on writing and how to get started. And since I wrote an earlier post titled “Why I Write” I thought it would be fitting that I do a follow up titled “How I Write”. The following is a set of practices and beliefs I have about writing. …

Ali H. Fawaz

A freelance writer.

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