Basics of Creative Writing Virtual Workshop


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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.


  • 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


  • 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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Basics of Creative Writing Virtual Workshop

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    Ritu Motial

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing knowledge

    This workshop has been such an enjoyable experience
    ! I cant thank Gauri Dange enough for being so generous and willing to share her vast knowledge so freely and willingly. I particularly loved her crisp no-nonsense style of taking us through the steps of writing. It was indeed very very rewarding to be a part of her class and learn from her experience. Thank you!
    A huge shout out to the team at Living Bridge for keeping this workshop so tight and controlled- it was a perfect recipe for shared learning and that too in such an enjoyable and amicable environment. Thank you for that
    And, this review would be incomplete without acknowledging the co-learners at the workshop. The ease with which we could share and ideate collectively really really made this space a truly judgement- free experience. Thank you each one of you!
    For anyone interested in learning the steps in creative writing and opening their mind to that possibility, this is a great place to start!

    29 January, 2021
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    Pratima Chattopadhyay

    A leaning experience without feeling being taught

    The workshop was packed with knowledge of each and every aspect of good writing. Its been about 3 days that I completed the workshop, and I realised how conscious I have become of the techniques of telling a story to make it universal. Gauri mam is passionate about her craft and she tries to disseminate to the participants in her class, and in a way that in itself feels like story telling. I strongly recommend this workshop to anyone who always thought writing is the easiest and most satisfying way of expression oneself.

    25 January, 2021
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    Simran Jaiswal

    Phenomenal learning experience of creative writing

    It was a fantabulous learning experience with such a great mentor. She taught in every possible way to help us step forward in our career. The other learners were quite engaging and helpful which added more interest to learning. Living bridge organized this workshop really well according to our convenience.

    23 January, 2021
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    Anoushka Zaveri

    Time productively spent for someone who has strayed away from the basics and is trying to find their way back

    I was so glad to be able to attend the creative writing workshop by Gouri Dange. It was wonderful to be thrown into writing things in the very first session. Through the 4 workshop days, I learnt a lot about nuance, style and creative inspiration. Even had the chance to revisit some key basics that I often forget to include while writing. All in all, a lovely, refreshing dive into the structure, rigor and art of writing creatively. Looking forward to involving myself more deeply.

    23 January, 2021
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    Anika Guglani

    Awesome experience

    I loved d mentor and the course!! What a wonderful way to spend the lock down.

    8 January, 2021
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