A class on Book Writing taught through videos, PDFs, relevant assignments, all available on demand.
Get tips and tricks on Book Writing, as well as insights and learnings from his journey.
Do well in this class and you stand a chance to get a shoutout from this Xpert himself!
Ruskin welcomes you to this course and tells you his journey, from The Room on the Roof to Ranji and the Music Maker.
Ruskin talks about the importance of your imagination, and why you should let it run free. He tells you what inspires him to write stories.
Learn the art of creative visualisation. Visualise your story, and write it just the way you want it to feel on paper. Ruskin teaches you his tricks!
Learn how to write an outline for your story. This will serve as a framework for you to fill in the little details of your story as you progress.
Ruskin tells you what inspires him to create characters that become timeless, and how you can do the same for your stories.
Craft the conversations that will bring your story to life. Learn how to adjust character emotions and moods to make your storyline seem realistic and engrossing.
Learn how to write the perfect short story. Understand the importance of brevity and crispness while writing short stories. After all, the best things come in small packages!
Ruskin shows you how you can craft eye-catching and memorable titles for the stories you write.
Bring your tales to a graceful finish. Learn how to smoothly wrap up your story and leave your readers wanting more.
A good writer must remember that mistakes and grammatical errors can make the experience jarring for the reader. Here are Ruskin’s tips on proofreading and editing your story.
Ruskin closes his series on writing with his advice to young and budding writers, and leaves you with his own tips on how to get your work published. Bonus feature: Book-reading sessions.
Creator of the unforgettable young boy Rusty, he has made one of the biggest contributions to children’s literature in India. Ruskin Bond wrote his first novel The Room on the Roof when he was just 17 years old, and it was published when he was 21. In a career spanning 5 decades, Ruskin Bond has experimented with writing in a variety of genres including non-fiction, romance as well as autobiographical. Ruskin Bond received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 and in 2014 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. In 2017 his autobiography Lone Fox Dancing was published.
Your writting is easy to understand and full of perspective
i want to take classes because i am a big fan of Ruskin Bond and i would like to know how he uses his imaginations into writings.
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