Basics of Creative Writing Virtual Workshop

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20-25

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12hrs/4 Days

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Overview

Basics of Fiction and Non-fiction Writing by novelist and columnist Gouri Dange.

Whether you are a published or aspiring writer, or simply enjoy writing, this workshop or ‘Writer’s Gym’ will help the writer in you emerge stronger.

COMPLETING THIS WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU:

  • Understand your own writing aspirations
  • Hone writing habits.
  • Get started with your writing career.
  • Receive an e-Certificate on completion of the workshop (minimum 80% attendance).
Basics of Creative Writing Virtual Workshop Online

SYLLABUS

  • Get into, and then past, the purely autobiographical 
  • Transform the personal into the universal
  • Produce fictitious characters, relationships and events
  • Depict human relationships in a layered way
  • Plug into inter-disciplinary creativity 
  • Learn the interplay between creativity, inspiration and plain hard work
  • Edit, rewrite, and evaluate your own work
  • Build your vocabulary – working with words and making words work for you 
  • Reverse-engineer well-known stories and opinion pieces
  • Write fiction, non-fiction and faction
  • Play with various genres and learn to use the right one
  • Pace oneself – quick turnover versus long projects in a writer’s repertoire. 
  • Understand the balance between writing ‘for myself’ and writing-to-order. The craft and commerce of writing.
  • Learn about the writer’s juggle: of demands, realities, inspiration, bad days, good days; enabling and disabling situations and choices.

About the Mentor

Gouri Dange Author and Teacher

Gouri Dange

Novelist & Columnist

Popular columnist, novelist, editor and counsellor, Gouri Dange has been working and playing with words for the last 20 years. Her writing workshops draw a range of participants, where the emphasis is on helping people find their writerly voice. She is the author of three novels, four books on parenting, a children’s book, a book on a tyrant dog, and is currently working on two more books. She teaches Creative Writing at FLAME University. 

She has been published by Penguin, Random House, Jaico, Harper Collins. Her columns and short stories appear in national newspapers and magazines.

Learn More About Gouri Dange >

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Overall Experience

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Reviewed by 35 customer(s)

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    Niladri Sircar

    Writing tips with knowledge

    Interesting session, I could improve my skills. Various knowledge gaps plugged.

    7 April, 2021
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    BIRESWAR MITRA

    Basics of Creative Writing - Virtual Workshop

    I am a retired Company Senior Executive. I have retired recently. Post retirement I am keen to develop & nurture few of my hobbies , writing is one of them. I had joined the workshop to learn the basic concept of Creative writing. And I must admit I have not only learned but also enjoyed the Workshop immensely. Our Mentor Mrs Gouri Dange was excellent. Also interacting with other participants was a great learning experience. I would like to thank LIving Bridge for this wonderful initiative and would definitely like to remain in close touch with the Living Bridge, Please include my name in your active mailing list and share anything that you find Educative as well as Interesting . Best Wishes & Regards. – Bireswar Mitra.

    6 April, 2021
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    Sambit Das

    Stimulative impetus for grey cells

    The workshop stimulates the deep desire to write and streamlines the idea to flow in required direction with adrenalin s=rush to complete the assignments in time.

    6 April, 2021
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  • Anjali Gaba

    The best workshop on Creative Writing I have attended!!!

    In the past, I attended 3- 4 workshops on Creative Writing but none could get me out of the stalemate of not being able to write a book. However, Gouri Ma’am’s sessions acted like magic, and the successive coordinated exercises that we did in the classes and as homework were an entire sequence of steps towards writing a large piece of fiction/non-fiction and I am already on my way towards writing my first book and subsequently more, the frameworks of which I hashed out during the course. Very strongly recommend the sessions and the mentor. Thanks a ton to Living Bridge for organizing such high quality workshops that have within a short while made me versed in diverse topics.

    6 April, 2021
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    Maria Teresa Marques

    The best workshop since the Pandemic

    I’m grateful to Living Bridge for having accepted me to the Creative Writing Workshop, as I’m from outside India, from Portugal, Europe.
    The workshop gave me a chance to have a glimpse of India’s culture provided by the reading of texts written by my colleagues and the beautiful texts of Gouri Dange, our mentor. Acquiring knowledge about other cultures is important when trying to understand each other in this troubled and yet wonderfully diversified world.
    Hopefully, my articles will be better written, paying attention to structure, setting, different points of view, the right pace (paces), etc.
    Workshop well structured, conducted very knowledgeably, in a friendly atmosphere.

    10 March, 2021
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