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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
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.
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Helped me to refine my first draft!
Sometimes, we as a writer tend to explore and wonder in the our memory lanes. Thinking and imagining characters,plots, and stories in our heads, how often do we pick up a paper a flesh it out?
In my case, it was one of the main concerns.
Being working on a book for a year now, I somehow got stuck in the overwhelming process of writing a novel. Fleshing out your ideas is a kind of a workshop that would help you rebuild the character, guide you to add some depth and rework on the required scenes & dialogues.
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