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Creative Writing Weekend Event : Feb 29 – Mar 1

Start Date : Sat, 29 Feb 2020
End Date : Sun, 01 Mar 2020

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Message from Swamiji

Numerous times, I've thought about doing this camp but wasn't sure where to fit in. I'm pleased to announce a two-day event I'll be holding with Sadhvi Vrinda on creative writing. In this camp,  you will learn about:

  1. The art of writing a good narrative.
  2. Choosing and selecting the best POV (Point of View) in your writing.
  3. How to build your plot.
  4. Understanding the Three Act Structure.
  5. How to infuse conflict and humor in your writing.
  6. Ways to depict inner thoughts.
  7. The art of writing gripping dialog.
  8. How to build a storyline. 
  9. Various methods to write your book.
  10. How to develop the characters in your book.
  11. The art of pacing.
  12. The path to publishing your book.

There's another reason behind holding this event, but I'll share that in due course. 

I look forward to seeing you at the course. Don't worry, if you can't join for any reason, we will try and make the virtual course available sometime before June 2020.

Love and peace,
Swami

Daily Schedule

An optional introduction session will be held by Om Swami on 28-Feb from 7:15 p - 8:00pm. We are hoping all our attendees will have arrived in the ashram by this time for this event.

Morning

7:00 AM – Aarti

7.15 - 8.15  – Creative writing session with Sadhvi Vrinda (Lecture and insights)

8.15  - 9:00 – Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 – Creative writing session with Sadhvi Vrinda (Lecture and insights)

10:00 - 11:30 – Short story writing assignment

12 PM - 1 PM - Lunch

Afternoon

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM – Group writing assignment

4:00 - 4:30 - Evening tea

4:45 - 7:00p – Creative writing session with Om Swami (Lecture and insights)

[This session starts on 5:30pm on the 2nd day.]

7:00 PM  – Aarti

7:15 - 8: 15 - Dinner

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Flash fiction assignment (Only on the first day)

The best short story will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 and featured on os.me.

The best flash fiction will be awarded Rs. 3,000 and featured on os.me.

You will be required to use the elements of learning from the course and write your short story and flash fiction while in the ashram. 

Cost

The total cost of this event is Rs. 2970 which includes two nights of dormitory accommodation and all course fees. If you wish to stay for another night, you can pay Rs. 840 (dorm accommodation) at the time of check-in. No refunds are allowed.

Please note that there are no personal or group meetings with Swamiji. The medium of instruction will be English.

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