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Indian book market is producing many bestselling authors these days. Writing wasn’t a lucrative career in the past, but now graduates from non-literature backgrounds are writing and selling well. However, most of these writers are failing to leave an impression in their readers’ minds, because they write for fame, not for impact and creativity. If you are considering making writing your profession (blogging, content writing, fictions etc) and also leave a mark in the industry, attend our session where Harsh Agarwal, Nethra A and Faraaz Kazi will discuss the following topics:
1.) A Career in Creative Writing.
2.) Popular Writing v/s Creative Writing.
3.) Good writing techniques.
4.) Life Cycle of a Novel.
About the panellists:
An artist by soul, engineer by education and entrepreneur by profession, Harsh Agarwal entered the publishing industry at the early age of 19. Till now, he has played diverse roles and has worked as an author, editor, agent, freelancer, book reviewer and mentor as well. He recently started delivering creative writing workshops in various cities which were equally loved by aspiring authors.
His last book ‘An excursion of insight’ from Lifi Publications was loved by both critiques and readers. His next book ‘Nazaqat’ will be releasing in December with Half Baked Beans.
Harsh aims to help young and aspiring authors and do a number of projects with them to motivate and inspire them. The recent ones include ‘Love and Lokpal’ and ‘Time’s Lost Atlas’ where he helped numerous young writers and guided them to complete the book.
Harsh also runs the organization named - The Asylum, which aims to promote creative writing and aspiring authors.
Also, he is a final year student of Mechanical Engineering at NIT Silchar, Assam.
Based in Bangalore, Nethra is a post-graduate in Business Administration and is a graduate in Computer Science & Engineering. She is a voracious reader and a fiction writer, who puts quality writing over everything else. Her interest in good stories and writing made her start Fablery Publications, which started as a writing activity in association with another publication and now is venturing into publishing graphic novels and novellas. Her debut novel “My Ramyeon Girl” will be out in the market in the near future.
The recipient of the YCOF National Excellence Award and the winner of the National Debut Youth Fiction Award 2013, Faraaz Kazi is also called as ‘The Nicholas Sparks of India.’ Kazi is rated amongst the top romance writers in the country. A certified soft-skills trainer and a three-time post grad, Kazi operates his own academy in Mumbai and is the Founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, a social media agency for personal and corporate brands. He also consults for a few public relations firms and publishing houses. He is fondly referred to as ‘The Young Marketer’ and operates a revolutionary blog with the same name and writes for major media houses.
Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed ‘Film Writers Association of India’. ‘Truly Madly Deeply’, his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to be nominated in seven categories of the Goodreads annual readers’ choice awards, apart from being the first Indian novel to win the ‘Best Debut (Romance)’ during the same awards and is also the only Indian book in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list. He is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love. He is one of the most highly followed figures on social platforms from the literary world.