Creative Writing II: Fleshing out your Idea


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This second level workshop is for participants with a specific idea of what they want to write, and have at least 1000 (max. 1500) words already written in the form of a draft, or concept note, or character descriptions,  or an outline for a book or a series of articles, a set of stories, a novel…

Participants will pre-send this material to Living Bridge*. In the workshop, each participant will decide how much they will grow or expand their material over the course of the workshop. The mentor will help you think through and take your material forward, flesh it out, either as a complete piece or a substantial part of a larger piece of writing. 

Please keep yourself relatively free of commitments for the first day, even after the workshop timings, as there will be ‘homework’ for the next day’s session. 

The group will be smaller than the Basics of Creative Writing Workshop (Step 1), of just 10 people, as we will work intensively on each person’s material.

The workshop will be held from 10:00 to 13:00 over two weekends.

*Instructions for submission will be given to you immediately after you register.

Creative Writing 2 Intermediate


At the workshop participants will be guided to:

  • Discover and detail the core-central theme of your work
  • Learn about characterization in the show-not-tell mode
  • Form a structure/plot/argument which can be later fleshed out
  • Edit and evaluate your own work 
  • Study the use of dialogue in fiction writing and human-interest additions in non-fiction
  • Learn how to write a detailed proposal to a publisher or a publishing agent

At the end of the workshop, participants will have a better grip on their material, the direction in which they want to take it further, and a momentum to their writing practice. 

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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  • Sucheta Potnis

    Excellent workshop. Highly recommended

    I finished the Basics of Creative writing workshop in July 2020.
    I have read all the books by Gouri Dange and lived each. I also follow her weekly columns. It was her easy writing, her depth of characters and the extremely relatable subjects that keep me going back.
    I was hoping to get some direction for my own writing from this workshop and I was totally happy. Gouri madam is a very good teacher. In so many ways she spurs you on. Gentle but fundamental pointers showed us how to write. How to avoid cliches and just how to get better. She is approachable, empathetic and makes writing attractive.
    I would strongly recommend this workshop to would like to write and write well.
    Thank you.

    20 Jul 2020
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