Presently biding my time : writing stories about science, environment and people
As I secretly follow my dreams of : becoming a published fiction writer
Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from 6th August – 28th October, 2016
My Website : Shreya Dasgupta
About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program
As a non-fiction writer, crafting imaginary stories has been a challenge. But Anita’s Attic helped me re-enter the world of fiction. Anita has been extremely generous with her advice, and her guidance has been invaluable in helping me craft the first few chapters of my book. Her sessions on writing dialogues and descriptions, and building the perfect characters, have been very illuminating. Anita has helped me find my voice as a writer.
Shreya is a science and environment writer based in Bangalore, India. She writes about biology, environment, animals, conservation, people, and places. Her work has appeared in BBC Earth, The Guardian, New Scientist, Ensia, Smithsonian.com, The Scientist, Nature India, and others. Currently, she’s a staff writer at Mongabay, an environment and conservation news website.
Before becoming a full time writer, Shreya spent four years working as a wildlife researcher in India, walking through forests and grasslands, collecting tiger, leopard and elephant poo, and occasional bruises.