Three Must-read Manga/Manhwa

I am a huge fan of Manga/Manhwa. Manga is Japanese comics for teens and adults, and Manhwa is the South Korean counterpart. I discovered Manga when I was a teenager and Manhwa/webtoons more recently. I love stories with strong protagonists and impeccable character development. These three shojo Manga—comics for girls, but anyone really—are the perfectContinue reading “Three Must-read Manga/Manhwa”

Rachana’s special gift

Twelve-year-old Rachana was anxious as she entered her new class. The teacher gave her a reassuring smile, but it did not settle the butterflies in her stomach. She walked to the front of the classroom when her teacher gestured her to speak. She cleared her parched throat that had gone dry from nervousness. “Hello everyone,Continue reading “Rachana’s special gift”

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”