Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Creative Writing workshop in Mumbai

Creative Writing workshop by Manjushree Abhinav

On 27th and 28th September, 10:30 am to 5 pm.

Creative Writing is that writing in which the writer is more important than the reader. Come, discover the joy of writing.

Day 1 :

Everyone has a novel inside them, the huge storehouse of memories spiced with emotions. Accessing this storehouse to the pen is the first step in the unblocking of the writers block that most of us face. The healing property of art is in the ability to bring outside those buried treasure boxes. Writing gives us the opportunity to resolve those unanswered questions. Once we know what we can write, we will proceed to the craft of writing.

We will deal with two different approaches to fiction writing, the American conflict-resolution structure and our melo-dramatic Navrasas. Thus stretched in opposite directions , we will find a way to tell our story.

Day 2 :

Writing a short story to its completion will be the goal on this day. We will understand how to merge truths and lies together to weave an interesting structure. The only way to make a story memorable is to infuse it with rich characters. And finally, self editing is a tool no writer can do without. Transition, the writers final tool, the point where you realize that you have made a point and move on.

Fees : Rs. 1900/-

 To register, please either write a mail to with ur mobile no, or call 09825476446 and confirm your attendance.

Manjushree Abhinav is a novelist and a film maker. She has taught writing and film making at NID, FTII, Srishti, and Storygram. Contact her at

Add: 603/A, Vasant,
Gandhigram Rd, Juhu,
Mumbai- 400049

Friday, September 5, 2014

Online Writing Mentorship

Learn Creative Writing, Script Writing, Online!

I also mentor fiction writers.

This is my course flow. Usually, it takes two months of 3 hrs per week  to complete this syllabus, but we could condense it to two sessions of two hours a week and finish it in one month.


Since we are dealing with fiction here, we would first tap the biggest reservoir of stories : an unblocked storehouse of memories and emotions. We will also understand the structure of the conflict-resolution story, and we shall dip into the Navarasas. The aim of the workshop is to dig out the blocks that hamper the sprouting of the creative juices and fuel the love of writing towards an intense and natural discipline. It will help the beginner as well as the writer who is stuck in the middle of a story, a script, a film                                                                                                                                                  


The story we have structured in the creative writing workshop, we will stretch out into an audio visual        script. We will understand the elements of Scriptwriting: Characterization, Plot, Setting, Theme. We will then move on to finer aspects such as scene transitions and dialogues. Students will write short film scripts in the internationally accepted format of screenplay.                                                                       


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I am a film maker and a novelist. I have studied from FTII, Pune. I have taught film making at NID, (Ahmedabad), FTII, Srishti (Bangalore) and Storygram. My films, my students' films, sample chapters from my book, book reviews, all these are available on

My style is intense, I evoke students to bring out personal stories, because they are the most authentic .