Neelima has conceptualized and designed the Young Author Program (YAP), a creative writing workshop designed to teach children in the age range of 8 -16 years to write their own stories. She mentors budding young writers and helps them implement fiction tools for effective characterization, world-building and plotting.
The program is certified by Pothi.com, a
self-publishing company based in Bangalore.
What to expect
Participants engage in brainstorming sessions. They create believable characters and place them in an appropriate setting. Then their characters embark on a journey! The children also have the satisfaction of critiquing stories and becoming certified writers.
Selected stories written by the children are published in the Young Author Program Anthology. Four books - Ice Creams and Time Machines, Footprints on the Moon, The Firebirds Sing and Griffins and Gabbar Singh - comprising over 60 stories have been published so far!
Sessions will commence in April.