Give them a chapter to read, it can be one of the juicy ones or mild ones. for them to get a taste, :) And i do mine some spanish and english, but i veiw japanese and chinese are very more interesting.
Of course, :) and i write genres of adventure, action, some love, and just deep storylines. I mix and match, i hate to happy books and the world is all butterflies so i mix reality into fiction, real yet not so real at the same time. I'm working on them, since i got my new laptop, i can start actually writting them. I had three done but they were destroyed with an old computer i had. Ah well...get to fix things up now that i'm older. :)
OH that's good! i passed my exams too, phew! took forever man! and i was starving!!! but yea, i haven't done much art either...which bums me out. And your skill isn't poor!! it's lovely! you must consider the fact that you have talent, artsy talent. :) i've drawn very few things...i write books too but i haven't been able to do that for awhile.