Five things I do not want my readers to feel

If my readers have skimmed through my blurb and picked up my book, I know that their interest is piqued. However, from hereon, it’s my responsibility to ensure my readers do not want to throw away my novel or regret reading it. It’s impossible to please every reader, but here are five things I don’tContinue reading “Five things I do not want my readers to feel”

Five things I wish authors would stop doing

Below are some things I do not enjoy reading. I have not included fiction tropes as there are numerous articles online for the same. Instead, I have focused on the plot and the characters. Please note that these are my personal opinions as a reader. Not focus on character development When I read a bookContinue reading “Five things I wish authors would stop doing”

How is ‘The So-called Boy Magnet’ unique?

There is a lot of literature with the theme of sexual abuse and overcoming the trauma. There are fictitious stories based on actual events, and there are heartwrenching non-fiction accounts. Then, isn’t it possible for ‘The So-called Boy Magnet’ to get lost in the other books on the same subject? What makes my book unique?Continue reading “How is ‘The So-called Boy Magnet’ unique?”

Writing Tips from Winnie

Many internet resources have a plethora of information on writing stories, articles, novels, etc. Hence, I will not provide tips or advice on writing. Instead, I wish to say one thing to all budding authors—never stop writing. Even if you get negative feedback or feel self-doubt, or get rejected, do not stop writing if youContinue reading “Writing Tips from Winnie”

Why I wrote ‘The So-called Boy Magnet’

A few years ago, when the revolutionary #meToo movement was launched, I read an article where a rape survivor requested the hospital to conduct euthanasia because she did not want to live. She said that the abuse trauma was too much to bear and that the only way she could be free from the painContinue reading “Why I wrote ‘The So-called Boy Magnet’”