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FAQs about my writing course and a writing sample from one of my students.

As many of you who follow me on my various social media handles  know, I have started a writing course  called Fundamentals of Creative Writing: A project based course to strengthen your writing skills. Since a lot of people are  asking me the same questions over and over, I thought I would do a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), so that the next time someone asks me about it, I can point them here. 1. What is this course about?  The course is a writing course, consisting of on-demand video lectures. It is divided into several sections. At the end of each section, there is an assignment for you to do and submit. See in detail, what you will be learning HERE. 2. What is the duration of the course? The duration depends entirely on you, as you can do the course at your own pace.  Here's what you will get: You also get access to an EXCLUSIVE facebook writing club, which is a CLOSED group. 3. Is it just a one-hour long video? No! Researchers have found t

Project M --Singapore's hunt for the next super model. Please cast your vote!

Hey there. Some exciting news from my end that I want to share with you.  My son Atul Shenoy is one of the 20 finalists (10 boys and 10 girls)  in Project M,  Singapore's search for the next supermodel, He is the only Indian to have made it to the finals. (rest of the finalists are all from other countries). You can see all the finalists here: Atul will appear in the centrespread of  Her World  and NuYou magazines in the June issues. He was chosen from over 2000 applicants. One of the segments of this is Mr.Popularity where the candidate with maximum vote wins. Your vote can help him win! May I please request you to take a few minutes out and vote for Atul? And please tell  people on your list who will vote for Atul? You can vote multiple times (3 a day and many days too) You can vote here: 🙏 🙏 🙏 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 🙏 🙏 Will be blogging regularly from now on, as I am just done

Always wanted to write? Here's your chance!

Over the last few weeks, I have been working really hard to put together a comprehensive course on Creative Writing. Please see the video above to know the course content. Whenever I have done Instagram and Facebook live, there are several questions I get asked over and over again. I list these (In no particular order of importance) 1. Where do you get your ideas from? 2. What inspires you to write? 3. How can we improve our writing? 4. What do we do to get published? 5. I am afraid to send my manuscript to the publisher. What if the publisher steals my ideas? 6. How do you craft such believable, realistic characters? 7. Whenever we read your books, we can see the whole thing happening in front of our eyes. How do we write like that? 8. I don't get any ideas but I want to write. 9. Is it essential to keep a writer's notebook? 10. if we keep a writer's notebook, what should we write in it? 11. Is dialogue really essential in a story? 12. H