Anupama Vijayakumar


I am : An omnivorous reader and a closet fiction writer, whose cheap thrills include stumbling upon exquisitely crafted sentences.

Presently biding my time : Trying to live mindfully and filling my days with honest writing.

As I secretly follow my dreams of : Becoming a ‘real’ writer, with a distinct and unique literary voice.

Part of the : Creative Writing Mentorship Program from June 30 to September 15, 2018

My Blog : MomOfAllTrades

About being a part of Anita’s Attic Creative Writing program

I came to Anita’s Attic with an open mind as Anita Ma’am had suggested, simply as a student and nothing more. To have my work reviewed meticulously, week after week by someone as accomplished and experienced as Anita Ma’am, is a privilege I will cherish for a lifetime. The greatest learnings I take back with me are how to chisel my writing so that it feels alive, to write with complete honesty, how being disciplined is more important than inspiration or even talent, to nurture my writing with the dignity it deserves above all to believe in myself. The sessions by the stalwarts in the publishing industry have helped me to understand better, how the publishing industry works, as well as to set realistic expectations for myself, as a writer. The time shared with the other participants, whom I’ve begun to think of as my ‘tribe’ has been wonderful and invigorating. The twelve Saturdays I spent at the Attic has changed the way I look at writing. It is most definitely a craft which has to be honed and perfected, but more importantly it a way of life, to be pursued diligently, reverently and with honesty.

Anupama’s Bio

Anupama is a freelance content writer and a tentative fiction writer. She is trying to raise a motley crew which consists of- a freshly minted teenager, a red-eared slider turtle called Leonardo and an unruly vegetable garden with a mind of its own; fortified with copious amounts of tea. You can read some of her published work in the links below.

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