Monthly Archives: December 2011

Look back at the Myths

Even as we are looking forward to the year 2012, we are idly wondering whether a supposed prophesy from the Mayan civilization about the apocalypse in 2012 will come true. Another year has almost gone by and we look back … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Writing Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspiration for your holidays!

We, at Bangalore Writers Workshop, wish you the happiest holiday season and a spectacular New Year. May you experience love, laughter, and the spirit of giving in the days and months to come. Writers, while you enjoy those multiple glasses … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Writing Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BWW Star: A thousand words that mean nothing

Cloaked by the shimmer of their ethnic odhnis were seven women, swaying gracefully in a circle, to the beats of the dholak. The older women beamed their smiles, clearly at ease with the eyes upon them, while the younger girls … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in BWW Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

How social does a writer need to be?

There are many stereotypes surrounding the personality of a writer. When you think of someone as a writer, you think of idiosyncrasies, erratic behaviour, absent-mindedness. You imagine a person who is prone to moodiness and sudden flights of inspiration. You … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Writing Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Musing on Creative Non-Fiction

Since we announced we do creative writing workshops on our site where we focus on fiction and creative non-fiction, we have been asked, ‘But what is creative non-fiction?’ Quite honestly, it’s just another label. Creative non-fiction is a hybrid that … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Writing Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Writer’s block – a convenient myth?

For a writer getting inspired is rarely the problem. The problem is coddling the inspiration after it strikes. A writer has to nurture, spoil, clutch at details, and memorize the elements, the colours, and the textures of that inspirational moment. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Writing Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

BWW Star: Pissed at Men Syndrome

You wake up in the morning to the sounds of your mother yelling at your brother to finish his breakfast before it gets cold. You smile to yourself, still tucked in bed, semiconscious, contemplating whether you should go back to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in BWW Star | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments