Writers: you are an expert. Now the question is, what kind of an expert?

As an aspiring writer, you probably know the importance of platform and having a target audience. You understand why you cannot write a book for “everyone.” Rhetoric involves connecting with your audience. Having a platform doesn’t mean being a “cheesy salesperson” as Christina Katz, author of Get Known before the Book Deal and Writer Mama,…

Modernity vs. Tradition in Divakaruni’s Oleander Girl and My Own Experience with Contemporary Indian-American Women’s Fiction

Considering all the beautiful features that her newest novel had to offer, Divakaruni certainly did not disappoint by delivering a beautiful novel that sheds light on culture, family relations, growth, and the modern Indian woman. During my growing up years, I haven’t paid attention to contemporary Indian writers. After all, that wasn’t a topic that existed…