Why Books Matter: International Authors’ Day

There have been people who’ve have asked me why I like books and reading so much. Usually, they were my school teachers, reprimanding me for reading in class during lessons. (Has anyone else hidden books between knee and desk and read on, while the teacher continues to obliviously teach what …

How to Be Edited Without Freaking Out

I think I can write about this with at least some amount of credibility, seeing that I’ve had newspaper articles and short stories edited – and have now written a book that’s up for editing. In the initial stages of working things out with my publishers,¬†Indireads¬†– after the contract had …

Now on Twitter and Goodreads

I promised myself I wouldn’t blog until I was done with the first draft of my book – the one that incorporates the first round of editors’ notes. And finally, finally, I’m done, but it was not without some struggle – which is a story for another day. So around …

Whitewashing in Hollywood

I’ve recently started reading The Hunger Games trilogy, and while I can’t really say I loved the books – they seem too bland and blah for me – I realise this may have something to do with the movie. I’m one of those people who saw the movie and then …