Basics of Creative Writing Virtual Workshop

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Basic

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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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  1. varsha_joglekar@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Highly Recommended It was a wonderful experience to be a part of such enriching workshop. The mentor was amazing and really inspired all of us to start penning our thoughts! I am glad that I could be a part of this workshop and would love to attend more such workshops !

  2. apoo1234@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    The workshop was a wonderful experience especially for beginners like me. It gives you a great place to begin, if you want to write but are struggling with how to start. A lot of basic tips and tricks and skills that can be added to your arsenal as you kick-off your writing journey. Gouri was a really great mentor, who made the sessions very interesting and interactive, and always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone.

  3. dipali.taneja@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    A most enriching experience. Gouri is a wonderful teacher, and the writing exercises she gave us were great fun to do and challenging as well. Her insights and analyses were excellent. The group was an interesting one, with a rapport being established among complete strangers within a very short time. The WhatsApp group was a boon. Missing our wonderful evenings spent together from our diverse locations.

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