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    Learn the nuances of becoming a published author with this workshop in Bengaluru

    This one is for aspiring authors. Self publishing firm, Notion Press, is organising a workshop over the weekend that will take you through the processes of writing a novela��from conception to completion. Conducted in Bengaluru by author Sharath Komarraju (of the Hastinapur series fame),A�the two-day event will have a bent towards fiction writing. Komarraju, who has over 17 published books to his credit, says, a�?Ita��s a broad coverage from writing techniques to publishing for people who have finished their manuscripts.a�? The session on writing will cover character and plot development, while topics like inculcating a sense of discipline will also be covered. Talking about common problems faced by first-time writers, Komarraju says, a�?Different people struggle with different things. The majority of writers struggle with finishing a novel.a�? Writing a novel, he says, is a psychological task which takes a long time and becomes a test of onea��s determination and patience. a�?Once you finish a novel then there is the big question of what comes next. Other psychological issues, like dealing with rejection come into play then,a�?A�he adds. TheA�31-year-old author, who has been published byA�Westland, Harper Collins and Pan Macmillan,A�and is currently working on a romance series, admits that his first three books were rejected. a�?When someone says a�?no we cana��t publish your worka��, you cana��t allow it to get to you. You have to keep writing.a�? At the workshop, participants will also be introduced to both methods of publishing, traditional and self.
    At Hotel Ramada, Bengaluru. `2,500 (inclusive of lunch ).A�Details: in.explara.com

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