Presently biding my time : Daydreaming about the characters who are clamoring for my attention
As I secretly follow my dreams of : Becoming the Queen of storytelling
As good as : Hoping to become as good as all the writers who inspire me
Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from 6th August – 28th October, 2016
My website : PreethiVenugopala.com
About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program
Attics are always places that hide treasures that had once been precious. I dusted and recovered my most cherished possession, my passion for writing stories, from Anita’s attic. When I joined the attic I was disillusioned and unsure about my writing skills. My confidence was at an all-time low.
At the Attic I found my tribe; a group of writers who faced the same kind of fears that troubled me and a mentor who guided us expertly past the hurdles that populated our path. The twelve-week program at Anita’s Attic was intensive and goal oriented, to say the least. The best part of any week was the individual review and feedback that we received. There were group discussions, writing exercises and always, laughter. We troubled Anita with our doubts and she would patiently answer those giving examples from her own journey as a writer. It was indeed a privilege to be mentored by one of my favorite writers.
The talks by writers, publishers, editors, and agents, the guest speakers who visited the attic, gave us an understanding of what goes behind the scenes in the life of a writer.
Thank you, Anita, for the most wonderful twelve weeks of my life.
Preethi Venugopala is a civil engineer turned writer. She believes that words are magicians and that stories are mirrors that reflect life. She has been published in four anthologies (The Second Life, Blank Space, A little chorus of Love and When they Spoke), a novella (6 Degrees: The Game of blogs Book) and her debut novel ‘Without You,’ which she self-published. She is currently working on her second novel.