Category Archives: Writing Craft

BWW COVID-19 Chronicles: Keeping Time

My kitchen clock no longer tells the time. Since I do not have spare battery cells, it will be out of work for a while. I do not need it though, it has been rendered redundant by the lockdown. I … Continue reading

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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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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

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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

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