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Writing a Story 101

Taught by Mr. Akshay
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face Grades 4, 5 & 6
access_time 60 mins per week
groups Up to 10 students

During this course, students will be encouraged to write, within the session and beyond it. They will play with their ideas and select exercises to help push them forward. Discussions with other kids and sharing thoughts and writing is always encouraged, though there is no compulsion to share. As there is no one way to write, there is enough space given to each participant to explore the type of writing they are most comfortable with it. Each session is a welcoming space, where everyone is provided with guidance and writing prompts to unlock the potential writer within.


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Taught by Mr. Akshay

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Akshay Gajria is a writer, storyteller, writing coach, and an avid tea drinker from Mumbai. He is also the co-director of Tall Tales Storytelling where he has coached hundreds of writers in the art and craft of weaving stories for the stage and page. Twice a year, he mentors young writers at a writing retreat called Alekhya. He’s the author of the ebook on Kindle called Home. He’s ghostwritten the biography One Dream is Not Enough set to be published in 2021. He has been a co-contributor to the book Hack Into Your Creativity by Michael Burns published by Penguin. One of his short stories was converted into two separate short films: one made in the Bahamas; the other made in India.


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school Lesson 5
Readings and Beyond: Once you have your story written down, what next? Isn’t the story ready? Common misconception about the process of writing are covered here along with learning not only how the process of re-writing works but also how to read like a writer.
school Lesson 1
Worldbuilding: Here we dive into creating a base for your story. From descriptions to locations and the ways in which to bring the world of your story alive and act as a character in itself.
school Lesson 2
Character Design: The story is only as good as it’s character. We’d go as far as to say a story is the character. They are the most crucial bits of any story and in this session we’ll break down what is required to make characters. In a fun way.
school Lesson 3
The Hook: What engages a reader with a story? The Hook is a technical term, but it’s what grabs the readers attention and pulls them into the story. Here we’ll be exploring different styles of hooks, and using various writing prompts to take the story forward using the Character and the world we created in previous sessions.
school Lesson 4
The Crux: Starting a story is fun, but how do we keep going? How to maintain the same excitement level for the writer and in turn for the reader. We explore what goes into the meat of a story and the real reason why readers turn the page.

school Lesson 5

Readings and Beyond: Once you have your story written down, what next? Isn’t the story ready? Common misconception about the process of writing are covered here along with learning not only how the process of re-writing works but also how to read like a writer.
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school Lesson 1

Worldbuilding: Here we dive into creating a base for your story. From descriptions to locations and the ways in which to bring the world of your story alive and act as a character in itself.
read more

school Lesson 2

Character Design: The story is only as good as it’s character. We’d go as far as to say a story is the character. They are the most crucial bits of any story and in this session we’ll break down what is required to make characters. In a fun way.
read more

school Lesson 3

The Hook: What engages a reader with a story? The Hook is a technical term, but it’s what grabs the readers attention and pulls them into the story. Here we’ll be exploring different styles of hooks, and using various writing prompts to take the story forward using the Character and the world we created in previous sessions.
read more

school Lesson 4

The Crux: Starting a story is fun, but how do we keep going? How to maintain the same excitement level for the writer and in turn for the reader. We explore what goes into the meat of a story and the real reason why readers turn the page.
read more

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