Tag Archives: Writing

Annie Zaidi on How to begin

Very often, when I lead workshops or sit on panels featuring writers, young people will ask this question: Where do you start? Sometimes this is also phrased as: How do you get ideas? This question, I must confess, always leaves … 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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Nick Johnson on ‘What do you do when you leave the workshop?’

Workshops, no matter how professional or laid-back they may be, are difficult. Everyone hopes that they will walk through the door into a room of peers and present them with something they will be astounded by; something that they will … 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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