About Me

Anishka Verma is a junior at Saratoga High School, CA. "How to Become a Better Writer" is her first published paperback. Her previous publishing endeavors include an ebook she had written in the fifth grade, titled "The Staircase".

She is the founder of WritingBud, a start-up that helps students improve their English grades and get better at writing. It also offers free lessons to underprivileged kids.

In her spare time, which is hard to find for a Junior, she enjoys baking, playing Minecraft, creating her musical compositions, or designing a pair of sneakers.

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How to Become a Better Writer

An Amazon.com Best-Seller by Anishka Verma

"Anishka Verma has written a compelling, well-articulated, and thorough manual for English students everywhere to help guide them through their formative high school English classes. As a high schooler herself, Verma's voice is both authentic and relevant. I've been a high school teacher for 16 years and I've never seen any other guide like this, at least not one written from the student's perspective, let alone one this comprehensive and engaging. I highly recommend teachers and students alike checking it out!" - Susanna Emerson Ryan, High School English Teacher

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My favourite part of this book were the examples of written paragraphs before and after editing. A great effort by a young author.
Akul Shrivastava Sophomore Senator! - 10th Grade Student at Little Rock Central High School
I think everyone should read the chapter on “how to achieve beauty in your writing”. The examples provided really drive the point home.
Ryan 10th Grade Student at University High School Irvine
The author is a very young girl, but the lessons she learnt by her experience, by making mistakes and rectifying them with proper guidance, are really commendable. No wonder, she got a wide recognition for this book and the book received an award also! And, as per the famous saying, the age of a teacher (a conveyer of the knowledge – in this aspect) doesn’t matter. What matters are the lessons and the way of conveying them.
I really like the flow of this book. It takes up the most important pieces of advice for young writers and makes ample use of examples.
Bhavika Khare A Graduate Assistant at UofMemphis TN
Good book by a high-schooler for fellow high-schoolers with a dedicated chapter for college admission essays
Ria S. Graduate Student at UC Santa Barbara