Writing For A Living

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by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Section
Workshops

Session type
Workshop

Technical level
Intermediate

Objective

You will be able to understand the process behind being published plus get some ideas on how to craft your manuscript.

Description

How to get started writing, writing a book, finding a publisher. The workshop will include some writing exercises, critique and the art of writing a proposal. Plus, some tough love: is your book a good book? Should you write it? Also will deal with how to go about being a full time writer, resources and what you need to know.

Requirements

A notebook & a pen. If you already have an idea for a book, feel free to bring along your proposal.

Speaker bio

I'm the author of three books, You Are Here, which came out with Penguin in 2008 has consistently been on the bestseller list and is now in its seventh print run. I also wrote a book for young adults, called Confessions of a Listmaniac, which came out with Scholastic in 2010, and now will be republished by Penguin this November. My latest book is called Cold Feet and has just released, also by Penguin. It's about five young women in Bandra, their interconnecting lives and their search for love. Cold Feet is also recently a bestseller. I also run a blog called Compulsive Confessions (www.compulsiveconfessions.com) and am the Delhi editor of Brown Paper Bag (bpbweekend.com/delhi). I have held creative writing workshops before, and they have been widely attended.

Comments


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    [-] Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan 4 years ago

    Yes, sorry for not adding that. One hour should safely include everything.


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    [-] Vijay Anand 4 years ago

    Meenakshi, Can you give us an idea of the duration of this workshop? 1 Hour?

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