Presently biding my time : As a Product Manager in an exciting start-up
As I secretly follow my dreams of : Becoming a writer, a compelling storyteller
Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from 17th March – 30th April, 2016
About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program
Before joining the workshop, I neither had the discipline to write regularly, nor the skill and confidence needed to craft a full length novel. Most of my longer narratives had fizzled out and been abandoned after a few thousand words.
Enter Anita Nair.
I went to her with a bunch of story ideas, and she helped me identify which one held the most promise as a novel. Week after week she offered feedback on our writing and advice on structure, craft, scene construction and dialogue. The feedback was often individual, and tailored to the specific novel that I was writing. She was kind, but did not hesitate to point out parts of the narrative that don’t work. Over the ten weeks, with Anita’s help and mentoring, the story has grown from a simple premise to a book-in-progress.
We also had guest lectures from published authors who spoke about their journey and challenges as a writer, and agents and editors who gave us insight and advice on how to break into the industry, to get our work noticed.
I now hope to continue working on the novel, and complete it in the coming months.
Ramprakash is currently residing in Bangalore with his family. As a child, his parents forced him to read, until he discovered that he liked reading and no longer required forcing. He likes any fiction that is fast paced and entertaining, and loves those that also manage to be memorable. He is currently working on his first novel.
Ramprakash’s reading of his part as author of the collaborative fiction piece, “Blessings in disguise”