What is this?
Good question. And it's difficult to answer because there's really nothing like Shayara.
It's not a webcomic, because it isn't 100% illustrated. It isn't just text. I used to call it an illuminated manuscript, but it's more than that now; it has photographs, it has twisty little tales off to the side, it has a forum where canon stuff happens and my characters interact with readers' role-played characters.
It's a world on a website, with a story unfurling. It's an urban fantasy immersive story/set of stories.
Shayara updates every Tuesday and Thursday. You'll always get at least one page; you'll usually get additional stuff tucked away in the side stories. As much as the story demands.
Want to just come back when the story kicks in? Want to be nudged when new stuff goes up? Okay! Just sign up here.
There will be music. There will be art (contact me to submit). But most of all, there will be Story. I thank you in advance for reading, and hope that you will enjoy Shayara.
-- Shira Lipkin