17 Sep 2020

Birthday gift
“Happy Birthday!” “Thanks for the gift. But it’s not for another 3 weeks!” “I know. I know.” “I presume you’ve marked it in your calendar.” “Haan, haan. Of course.” “As usual, you’re preoccupied with something. It’s something to do with you’re writing. Or thinking of writing. Right,” “Er… okay… well…” “Admit it. Okay… wait, wait. I know this. Let me say my piece befo...

16 Sep 2020

MyAlchemy
Introducing My Alchemy I just finished yet another batch of my writing workshop. A workshop that runs across 16 hours, 4 weekend, 2 hours each session. Plus time every week for individual feedback for each assignment. And then there's the time I spend one-on-one with each participant. 24 hours. Not to mention the time I take to create the modules. But don't count that time! Intro...

15 Sep 2020

plated watermelon; posttitle
"Watermelon?" "What?" "What-er-Melon", she laughed at her own joke as she continued punching the keys on her laptop. He did not seem to find it funny though. "That's your dinner tonight. Don't miss the careful plating. A seed or two may have crept in. I am told it's good for you." "Er... you ARE joking, aren't you?" "See this look on my face? Am I joking?" She looked at her scre...

14 Sep 2020

MyAlchemy, Writing Workshop, Online
Do you struggle when it comes to writing? Are you unable to write an important email? Confused how to structure your report?Not sure how to get started writing?Want your writing to be flawless?Can you spare 2 hours + 4 weekends to help improve your writing? My Alchemy: The Online Writing Workshop Choose between weekdays or weekends. My Alchemy is a simple guided online workshop con...

14 Sep 2020

Fries Burger and ketchup
"Why not?", she said biting into her burger. The mayo oozed out. She licked it off her fingers. "Well...for one it's a working day." "Amazing isn't it? " She took another bite, then had a swig of her coffee. "Er..." "Look," she said excitedly and held her hands out. "It's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday!" "Yes, I know the days of the week." he said dourly, sip...

07 Sep 2020

the participant says
What the participant says... A workshop is as good as what the participant says about it. So we decided to ask a few questions of our participants. Meet Sakshi L, a student who found great value in the online writing workshop. Sakshi was one of the participants of the July batch of My Alchemy, the online writing workshop. A good writer herself, Sakshi said she wanted to hone her writi...

20 Aug 2020

3things
There are 3 things I learnt when I ran a writing workshop recently - with adults. Of course there are more than 3. But let's start with these. It was over weekends - four weekends to be precise. 15 eager beavers joined my workshop, knowing it came from a place of passion. And what they learnt was simple - how to write better! But more importantly, what came out what my own learning! ...

20 Aug 2020

When participants speak, the people listen. 15 participant. 4 weekends. One wish. To write. To write more. To write better. And did we do that? Yes. And how. Listen to what Alpana S. a professor in Botany had to say about how the workshop grew on her! Here it is: My Alchemy Participant Speak Here's what Alpana S had to say about My Alchemy Which is the one aspect in which ...

19 Aug 2020

Participant Speak
In July 2020, 15 brave warriors came to the writing battleground armed with their keyboards and their imagination. And went back victorious! Listen to what young Saamiya had to say about those 4 weekends we spent writing. Learning. Thinking. Laughing. Playing. And writing. Here it is: My Alchemy - Participant Speak Here's what Saamiya S had to say about My Alchemy Q: Which ...

18 Aug 2020

ParticipantSpeak
You've heard us talking about My Alchemy, the online writing workshop that had 15 eager participants over 4 weekends in July-August, 2020. What we all did during those 4 hours per weekend was listen, learn and of course, write! Yes, and that included me. I wrote some too! But enough about me. There's only so much one can say about something that's driven by passion. Sometimes it's ni...