3-Day Free Workshop With Skill India, MESC and Vidya Daan

3-Day Free Workshop With Skill India, MESC and Vidya Daan

Hello guys, I am thrilled and elated to announce my 3-day workshop in association with Skill India, MESC India and Vidya Daan program.

Here are the details of this workshop:

Media & Entertainment Skills Council invites you for *Creative Warriors* online workshop, powered by *Vidyadaan* , on β€œIntroduction to Fiction Writing” by *Ms. Heena R. Pradeshi,* a Fiction Author.

Date: 17-19 May 2021
Time:12:30 PM
Topic : Introduction to Fiction Writing
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/33GL6WB

*_TOPICS TO BE COVERED:_* 

*Day 1* 
– What is Fiction Writing 
– Different genres in Fiction Writing
– How to start writing stories
– How to find ideas and how to maintain them
– How to develop ideas for a story
– Fiction Writing elements
– Fiction Writing Tools

*Day 2* 
– How to plot a story
– Basics of plotting a story
– Description Vs Narration Vs exposition
– Characterisation in Fiction Writing 

*Day 3* 
– How to develop a writing habit 
– Importance of reading in fiction writing 
– Reading like a writer
– Writing concepts – Idea Journal, morning words, Writers’ block, Writing Rituals Etc.

Do’s And Don’ts Of Online Workshops or Classes For Students

Do’s And Don’ts Of Online Workshops or Classes For Students

Since the pandemic hit the world in early 2020, we all have been too dependent on the online learning system that is now a part of our daily routine. People of all ages and sex take up online classes and workshops to learn new skills, crafts, languages and to obtain some kind of education. But let us all be honest, we all, especially Indians, were not entirely prepared for this extreme transition to online workshops and classes and therefore when the time came, most found themselves to be ill-equipped in knowing what to do and what not to in these online sessions.

I am here with a handy guide of do’s and don’ts so that you won’t have to look around or wonder about what to do and what to not to before, during or after an online class/workshop/consultation or session.

In case you didn’t know, I provide an Online Writing Consultation service to help writers who either want to learn something specific or who are stuck in their fiction projects.

Do’s & Don’ts Of Online Workshop or Classes

1. Be Punctual

Make sure to log in 5-10 minutes before the class begins. Open the platform and wait for the instructor or an admin to log in and then join the group/meet.

2. Be Ready

Have your device – laptop or mobile, fully charged and possibly clutter-free (delete the unnecessary files or transfer them to a hard drive) so that it will run smoothly without heating up and won’t hang during your class.

Also, keep a backup device ready, just in case something goes wrong in the middle of the class with your device.

3. Be Presentable

Dress appropriately and be ready to switch on your camera at the last minute notice. Many times in online classes people get into awkward situations when the instructor asks the entire class to switch on their cameras.

Also, make sure to sit in a quiet place. If you have kids or pets at home, then sit in a room where you can shut the door and attend the class without being disturbed or worse disturbing the entire class.

4. Don’t be a ghost

Don’t ghost your online class. If you are late in joining the class then message the instructor personally to let them know that you will be late. It is considered impolite to join the meeting at any time without having previously informed the instructor.

5. Greet everyone and introduce yourself

Many times people forget their most distinguished etiquettes when we attend an online class, take special care not to do it. Imagine going to a physical workshop/class and greet others and introduce yourself just like you wind in an offline class.

6. Don’t take unnecessary breaks

All online classes have breaks in between so try and not take your own breaks because either you’ll end up missing out on some topic or you’ll delay the entire class. A couple of things you can do to prevent such situation are:
1) Go to the restroom just before the class begins so that you can sit comfortably in the class till the official break.
2) Sit with a bottle of water so that you won’t have to get up again and again for it.
3) Sit with a prepared cup of coffee and some light snacks so that you won’t have to get up for anything.

7. Don’t depend on the course notes

Keep a notebook and pen ready for taking down notes throughout the class. The class notes will contain only the most important information but there will be a million small things that the instructor might teach or cover or mention that you might find useful and important. So always take your notes.

8. Be responsive

Respond to the instructor with comments/messages such as ‘yes,’ ‘understood,’ ‘very well,’ etc. It helps the teacher in knowing that everyone is listening and understanding, especially when the cameras are off.

9. Don’t be rude

If you have a doubt or a question, wait for the teacher to finish speaking or explaining a topic and then drop a message saying you have a doubt. The teacher will ask you to ‘unmute’ yourself and ask. If not, then you can ‘unmute’ yourself after a topic is over, and say ‘excuse me sir/mam, I have a doubt/question.’

Don’t interrupt the teacher or the other students when they are talking or clearing doubts.

10. Don’t be distracted during the class

Don’t watch videos, serials or memes in the middle of the class. Be focused!

Remember these things and you’re all set to attend your next online workshop or class.

And don’t forget to wave ‘goodbye’ or say ‘bye and thank you’ before signing off from the class.

Fiction Writing Masterclass – 4-Week Intensive Workshop

Fiction Writing Masterclass – 4-Week Intensive Workshop

Learn to write a book from start to end in this 4-week intensive workshop – Fiction Writing Masterclass. It is recommended for writers who have an idea and don’t know where to begin or how to write the book. It is also suitable for writers who have already started their book but are not stuck somewhere along the way no knowing where to go and whom to ask for help.

This workshop will teach you the coveted art of writing a book as well as finishing your book within 6-8 months.

Please register here to receive further details For Fiction Writing Masterclass:

What people think of our workshops:

Registrations Open For Fiction Writing For Beginners

Registrations Open For Fiction Writing For Beginners

If you are new to writing or have no clue about how to get started or where to begin when it comes to writing, then this class is for you.
If you’ve never written before but have always wondered about how to become a writer, then this class is for you.
If you love reading books and have, somewhere in your heart, wanted to write someday, then this class is for you.

Fiction Writing For Beginners

Fiction Writing For Beginners is a 2-hour long workshop on learning writing as a beginner. The workshop is on the 15th of August (Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm) and 16th August (Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm) as per the batch you’d select.

The workshop would be followed up by half an hour of doubt-clearing and writing discussions for all the participating students who want to talk to the author and discuss their writing with me.

The topics that will be covered in this workshop are:

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Discovering what kind of writer you are and working accordingly on your writing
  • Creating and maintaining an Idea Journal
  • Different Forms of Fiction Writing
  • Literary Devices and their uses in Fiction Writing
  • Elements of Fiction Writing
  • Important and necessary terminologies used in Fiction Writing
  • How to start writing fiction – starting slow and then building up
  • Creating and developing a writing ritual
  • Starting a daily writing habit
  • Prompt-Writing and utilising it to write consistently
  • Understanding and defeating the writer’s block
  • Ways to improve your writing
  • Fiction Writing exercises
  • Fiction Writing Prompts – some handy prompts to get you started

Timings:

There are going to be two batches as I do not like to over-crowd by workshops:

  • Batch-1: 15th August 2020 – Morning 11:00 am to afternoon 01:00 pm
  • Batch-2: 16th August 2020 – Evening 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

While enrolling you can choose any batch of your choice that suits you (as per your convenience.)

Pricing:

The fees for this workshop is: Rs.1000

Once you pay the fees and your enrolment for this workshop would be confirmed and you will be added to the Fiction Writing For Beginners (FWB) WhatsApp group and will receive some reading materials along with some writing exercises to do until the day of the workshop. The main workshop notes would be emailed to you on the day of the workshop.

Payment:

Pay the fee for this workshop – Fiction Writing For Beginners here:

Google Pay: 7875494400

Please mention that the payment is for Fiction Writing For Beginners workshop and once the payment is made, please DM me (on Ig or Fb) or WhatsApp me the screenshot on the same number.

Registration:

Please make sure that the details you give are accurate otherwise it gets very difficult for me to track you down in order to contact you.

Fiction Writing For Beginners

Fiction Writing For Beginners

So while promoting my other class – Fiction Writing Masterclass, several new writers requested me to teach something for the beginners. So here is what I have prepared: Fiction Writing For Beginners.

If you are new to writing or have no clue how to get started in writing, then this class is for you.
If you feel intimidated by the blank page and suffer from shyness to write then this class is for you.
If you’ve never written before but have always wondered about writing then this class is for you.
If you love reading books and have, somewhere in your heart, wanted to write someday, then this class is for you.

Fiction Writing For Beginners

Fiction Writing For Beginners is a 2-hour long workshop on learning writing as a beginner. The workshop is on the 15th of July 2020 (Saturday) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (as per the batch you’ve selected.)

It will be conducted by author Heena Rathore Pardeshi – an award-winning author and a literary critic and editor.

The workshop would be followed by an hour of doubt-clearing and writing discussions for all the participating students who want to talk to the author and discuss their writing with her. You can also ask her about the market, her own books and journey!

The topics that I’m planning to cover in this workshop are:

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Discovering what kind of writer you are and working accordingly on your writing
  • Creating and maintaining an Idea Journal
  • Different Forms of Fiction Writing
  • Literary Devices and their uses in Fiction Writing
  • Elements of Fiction Writing
  • Important and necessary terminologies used in Fiction Writing
  • How to start writing fiction – starting slow and then building up
  • Creating and developing a writing ritual
  • Starting a daily writing habit
  • Prompt-Writing and utilising it to write consistently
  • Understanding and defeating the writer’s block
  • Ways to improve your writing
  • Fiction Writing exercises
  • Fiction Writing Prompts – some handy prompts to get you started

Timings:

There are going to be two batches as I do not like to over-crowd by workshops:

  • Batch-1: 15th August 2020 – Morning 11:00 am to afternoon 01:00 pm
  • Batch-2: 16th August 2020 – Evening 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

While enrolling you can choose any batch of your choice that suits you (as per your convenience.)

Pricing:

The fees for this workshop is: Rs.1000

Once you pay the fees and your enrolment for this workshop would be confirmed and you will be added to the Fiction Writing For Beginners (FWB) WhatsApp group and will receive some reading materials along with some writing exercises to do until the day of the workshop. The main workshop notes would be emailed to you on 10th August.

So the sooner you enrol the more advantages you will receive.

Once you make the payment,

Registration:

Please make sure that the details you give are accurate otherwise it gets very difficult for me to track you down in order to contact you.

Fiction Writing Masterclass

Fiction Writing Masterclass

Hello, writers, and welcome to my Class of July 2020.

If you want to skip the details and register right away, please scroll down to the end of this post.

After having conducted Introduction To The Basics Of Creative Writing and Introduction To Novel Writing Webinars of 2+ hours each, I realised that writers needed more knowledge of techniques in order to be able to start their novels on the right foot and end them within a specific time (plus-minus a couple of months.) Therefore, I cut down right to the centre of the heart of it and came up with a specifically designed class for writing a fiction story from start to end.

About Fiction Writing Masterclass:

Fiction Writing Masterclass is a 4-hour long online workshop on writing a book. The workshop is on the 25th of July 2020 (Saturday) from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm and also on 26th July (Sunday) from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm (there would be a half an hour break in between.)
It will be conducted by me, author Heena Rathore Pardeshi – an award-winning author and a literary critic and editor. You can read more about me here.

The workshop would be followed by an hour of doubt-clearing and writing discussions for all the participating students who want to talk to me and discuss their writings or book(s) with me. I’d be happy to answer any questions about the market, my own books and my writing journey.

The session would be followed up by another session of an hour for clearing more doubts – the day for it would be decided mutually by the participating students in the workshop according to everyone’s convenience.

Please Note: Because of heavy demand, and upon request of some students, this workshop will also be conducted on 26th July (Sunday) evening from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. So if Saturday doesn’t work for you, you can attend the Sunday workshop instead. They are both the same workshop.

Syllabus for Fiction Writing Masterclass:

  • Brainstorming a book idea and solidifying it with mind-mapping
  • The 10 Literary themes and how to choose the right one for your story
  • How to write the first full draft of your book
  • Basic elements of story writing 
  • Plotting – The 10 most-important plot-structures and selecting one for your book
  • Characterisation – Character arcs, inner conflicts, profiling, importance of backstory & using objects (literally and figuratively)
  • Exploring narration, point-of-views and different styles of writing 
  • How to write scenes – the correct execution of scenes
  • How to write chapters effectively and dividing your book into chapters How to begin and end the scenes in your novel
  • How to write dialogues – The 10 golden dialogue writing rules to perfect techniques, style and formatting
  • How to deal with the problematic middle 75% of your story – Pacing & Tension
  • What is Show & Tell concept, how to save your book from it and how not to get carried away in doing so
  • Understanding Climax, Resolution & Ending – the difference and their elements
  • How to self-revise and self-edit your drafts – a quick guide and a checklist.
  • How to finish your novel

So here I present the Masterclass that will cover everything a writer needs to know in order to start and finish a full-length fiction novel.

What is so special about this Masterclass?

  • It covers topics that other “writing classes or specialists” never talk about. Mostly, in my opinion, because they don’t write that much themselves
  • It is cheaper than any other writing class in the industry especially considering the variety of the topics and the scope of the class
  • Interactive lecture, where you can ask questions right after we finish discussing a topic
  • Lifelong support. Reach out to the instructor, me, at any time through my social media platforms and I’ll be happy to answer your query
  • Special discounts if you later decide to avail any of my writing services – manuscript critique, editing or proofreading. Or any of the publishing packages with Citrus Publishers
  • Certificate of completion from Citrus Publishers
  • Complete course notes along with assignments and exercises
  • Free evaluation of the assignments after the class for up to a month

Details Of Fiction Writing Masterclass:

Date:

  • Batch-1: 25th July 2020 – 11:00 am to 2:20 pm
  • Batch-2: 25th July 2020 – 04:00 am to 08:30 pm

Platform for the workshop: Google Meet

Fees for the workshop: β‚Ή2,000 per person for Indian nationals and $27 for non-Indians (please email me for bulk bookings and discounts.)

Capacity: 10 students per batch

Once you make the payment, you’ll be sent the payment acknowledgement within 24 hrs.

Upon enrolment, you will be added to my Fiction Writing Masterclass WhatsApp group and will receive some reading materials and some writing exercises to do until the day of the workshop.

The main workshop notes would be emailed to you on 20th July (for both batches.)

What would you need for the Fiction Writing Masterclass?

You will need following for the class:

  1. Laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone – anything would do.
  2. If you are using a smartphone, then don’t forget to download the Google Meet app
  3. A good WiFi or mobile data or internet connection
  4. Printout of the notes that I will be sending you
  5. A notebook and pen to take down notes

What will you receive in the Fiction Writing Masterclass?

  • 3 hours of interactive lecture on writing your fiction novel
  • In-depth notes on the lecture (on all topics)
  • Bonus material to help in your writing on the WhatsApp group
  • Writing assignment and some exercises to defeat writer’s block
  • Course completion certificate awarded by Citrus Publishers (in printable PDF format)
  • Being a part of my Writing Pack – that is staying connected to me and other students through the WhatsApp Writing Group for life!

Registration

Please make sure to check the email address and the phone number before submitting the form otherwise I won’t be able to contact you.

Registration Form