Advanced Fiction How To Write A Novel


Take your fiction to a whole new level with the tools and techniques need to craft a full-fledged novel that is publishing worthy.

With Michelle D'costa
- Writer, Managing Editor At Bound


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Have you written stories but are not sure whether they are publishing worthy? Do you have ideas for stories but are unable to express them using the right tools? Are you looking for constructive feedback on your stories and want it to be workshopped in groups of talented writers and readers?

Join us for an interactive ‘Advanced Fiction: How To Write A Novel' workshop where writer Michelle D'costa will help you take your fiction to the next level. You will learn the concept of plot, character, dialogue and setting, in-depth. We will be discussing point of view, narration style, show vs tell, character sketches, dialogue writing, narrative arcs and more in detail. You will learn how to workshop your stories with groups of enthusiastic and passionate writers. We will also be reading and closely analysing classics and contemporary works of fiction. The work of Indian writers will be highlighted to help you understand how to find your voice.

Sign up for this class today to explore the craft of fiction in-depth.


6th & 7th February 2021
Saturday and Sunday

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (4 hours total)

AGE LIMIT: 16 & Above

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  • How do you create a strong character profile that a reader can’t resist?
  • How do you make your character grow in your narrative?
  • How do you do justice to your secondary characters as well?
  • How do you create an engaging plot that will keep the reader hooked to your story?
  • How do dialogues add value to your story?
  • How to set your story in a ‘place’ that the reader can visit just through your story?
  • How do you choose the right words to create a certain mood for your story?
  • How do you write dialogues that are authentic?
How To Start A Blog: A Workshop With Michelle D’costa

Meet The Instructor: Michelle D'costa

Michelle D’costa is a Mangalorean from Mumbai. She was born and raised in Bahrain. Her poetry and prose have been published in over 50 journals like Out Of Print, Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon, Vayavya, Guftugu and more. She loves to interview writers. She blogs about books on WordPress.

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Bound Testimonial

  • “I've taken two of Bound's writing classes so far and both have been immensely helpful. The kind of feedback you get is very insightful and also gives you a writing community. One definitely comes out of this class a much-improved writer and feeling inspired and driven to continue the writing from where we last left class.”
    Priya Pillai
    Freelance Content Writer, Sisters Living Works, NGO
  • Over the past two weeks, Michelle, our instructor, has been very polite and helpful. She made us understand things that we unconsciously know, but often don’t use. I’m an active writer. I participated in this class to improve my writing skills and it was very beneficial. Michelle made us analyse literary texts ourselves so that we write better and achieve the writing goals we've been dreaming about. In each two hour session, participants engaged each other with such intriguing conversations that time really flew by. This class has taught me the importance of living in a community, teamwork, good listening skills and of course, better writing techniques. I recommend this to all writers who want to improve their craft.  ”
    Ashaani Taneja
  • Michelle D'costa's class was like a visit to a friend's house for some green tea. It comforted me and boosted my spirit. The ideas that came from that class jumpstarted my first literary short story in many years.  ”
    Suhit Kelkar
    Poet, Journalist, Author of ‘The Centaur Chronicles’
  • I really enjoyed Bound’s fiction writing class. It was well-structured and interactive. I appreciated the quality of the community that participated. The class pushed us to both experiment with styles, and stay true to our own voice.  ”
    Natasha Malpani Oswal
    Founder of Boundless Media
  • In simple words: Michelle is fantastic. I personally went into this class wondering if it was even possible to make me write fiction because it's always been a Herculean task for me. Michelle broke it down into smaller chunks and made it so easy for me. She has a very kind and patient manner of facilitating and is extremely encouraging. I hope to attend more of her classes!  ”
    Vanshika Sharma
    Associate, People Development
  • The online class was supposed to be a happy escape from the boring lockdown, and instead it ended up being a huge part of my life right now. It was fun to meet so many people, and even more fun to work on all the prompts that Michelle handed out. I'm grateful to Michelle and Tara for organizing this online workshop. I think the online series is going to be easier on people who live in faraway places. The fact that so many people signed up that you had to open a second workshop is testament to how successful your endeavour has been. Looking forward to more classes in the future.  ”
    Abhilash Jayachandra

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