Category Archives: Writing Craft

Lavanya Sankaran’s advice to aspiring writers

Lavanya Sankaran is the author of the celebrated short story collection The Red Carpet, which spent two years on the best-seller lists and collected praise world-wide. Her debut novel The Hope Factory, just released, has been selected by Amazon UK … Continue reading

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Ashok Rajagopalan on Finding my voice while writing stories for children

There is a simple logic behind writing well. It evolves from two premises that I, well, evolved. Premise 1: Art is something that moves you. If it doesn’t move you, personally it doesn’t mean Art to you. Premise 2: A … Continue reading

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Revathi Suresh on Young Adult Fiction in India

Revathi Suresh worked with EastWest Books, Chennai, and helped edit, along with a senior colleague, a book review magazine called Indian Review of Books. EWB also had an imprint called Manas which brought out both fiction and non-fiction. She has … Continue reading

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Shikha Malaviya on Geography of Tongues

Poet Shikha Malaviya, considers herself a morpher. She was born in the U.K. but grew up in the US and India. Raised in a family where books, good food, music, art and candid conversations always took center stage, it is … Continue reading

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Ignore the ocean

In school, one of the literary exercises I found most unpleasant was précis writing. My mind wanted to run away with the words. Make big brush strokes. But here she was, my teacher, asking me to do the opposite. Edit … Continue reading

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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

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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

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