Re-imagining Neighborhoods (Ankit Jha)

The goal of today’s exercise is simple. I want you to reimagined your neighbourhood in either a Scifi, Fantasy or Obscure setting. It could be your current area or city, your hometown, a foreign city you visited or read about. Make it beautiful & light or dark & dredgy, it’s up to you. It will…

Americana (By Anil Mani)

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Today, we will write stories set in America. Stories about the real America (as seen on TV). America the beautiful, the verdant, the violent, the ugly, the redemptive, the free. A story that…

A Session for Late Comers (Ranjan)

You’re late. Is this the first time? Probably not. Here’s an idea. Why don’t you write an essay on why being late is a bad thing? (source: custom-writing.org) How to start: Start with describing a situation when being on time is extremely important. Let it be a job interview, for instance. Tell about the consequences…

Collaborative Writing (Ranjan’s Session)

Rules: The objective is to come up with one complete story, as a group. Since you’re a team of 4, your story will consist of 4 different parts. Each team member must write one part. Each group member’s part will be marked out of 5 points. Each team member must contribute. If a member’s part…

Tragedy (Pavan’s Session)

Basic Plots in Literature: Tragedy There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it – George Bernard Shaw Tragedy is like strong acid — it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth – D H Lawrence. A good tragedy evokes fear and…

Travelogue (Ankit Khandelwal)

Travel writing can be geographical, adventurous, cross-cultural, or involve travel to different places within the same country. It can also be an inner philosophical journey of a person undergoing a transformation. Journey through time, space can also be a part of travel writing. In recent times, it has taken a form of creative non-fiction and…

On Magical Realism (Devanshu)

Defined on wikipedia as a genre of narrative fiction and, more broadly, art (literature, painting, film, theatre, etc.)that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements. Elements Contemporary/real world setting: Heavy on Real, Easy on Magic Authorial Reticence: The…

Devanshu’s Session on Magical Realism

Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism. – Neil Gaiman Any guesses on what might have been the topic for last Saturday’s, Write Club session? Magical Realism, you say? Well, absolutely. Aren’t you a regular prophet, my friend? What is magical realism? Devanshu did…