Presently biding my time : of writing a book, and one more.
Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from 5 September – 14 November, 2015
About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program
My earliest memories of my childhood involve stories being narrated by my grandmother. Since then I have always been interested in reading realistic fiction. Maybe being brought up in a strict household that did not provide easy access to electronic media through the day and the ease in pretending to study while reading fiction, had a role to play in the same.
The dream of becoming a writer never really took off, though. Being a part of Anita’s Attic over the past three months has instilled a self-belief in my abilities and of the possibilities that exist if I back my abilities, which till now was missing. This has been a brilliant experience – what with being part of inspiring discussions with authors from difference countries, editors, publishers and online marketers.
I hope the momentum and the self-confidence that I have picked up in my writing over the past three months sustains and sees me through my first novel.
Chirantan Shah has been working with ITC for the past 4.5 years in various sales and marketing roles. Prior to this he has worked with Deccan Chronicle as a business correspondent and with TCS as a software engineer. He has a diploma in management from IIM Kozhikode and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from NIT Nagpur. Chirantan aspires to write a Dickens-esque coming-of-age story based out of India, some day.
Chirantan reading of his part as author of the collaborative fiction piece, “A Pound of Flesh”