Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Thriving Writers Lit Mag

By on September 10, 2023

It started with this question, casually posed during our writer’s group meeting on Zoom: “Would you be interested in creating a literary magazine?” Everyone on the Zoom was interested and with some brainstorming, that question has blossomed into a full-fledged literary magazine. It is always a beautiful thing to see an idea come to life.

The Thriving Writers Literary Magazine is here 

Here are some highlights from the hardworking editors:

Brynn shares how you can use children’s literature to inspire your writing, Katie reflects on the post-pandemic writing world and tells us how not to write anywhere, Barbara reviews some of the hottest independent bookstores in the Baltimore area,  Coty points out the risk of over-ritualizing your writing time, Jake uses bedtime stories to organize his thoughts and Will ponders on the relationship between the water aisle, the woods, and the bookstore. Oh, and there’s me: I share my writing process and the song that I think should be the Creative Person’s Melancholy Anthem.


How to Use Children’s Literature to Inspire Your Writing 


How [NOT] to Write Anywhere


Bookstore Review 


The Risk of Over-Ritualizing Your Writing Time 


Sleepy Stories 


The Water Aisle and the Woods 


Pure Imagination: Reflecting on My Creative Process




These wonderful  pieces (and  more) are on the new Thriving Writers Literary Magazine. I invite you to read some of these inaugural pieces and consider writing with us and subscribe.