Our online courses bring the classroom to you. Once you sign up for a course, you experience weekly/fortnightly lessons, carefully selected readings, valuable instructor feedback and a world of inspiration to get you started on your writing journey.

Our online platform is extremely easy to use and requires no special computer skills. Online courses have a very flexible schedule, so you can login and learn at your convenience.

Our courses are of 4-6 modules, with one module delivered each week/fortnight. Each module requires an investment of one to one-and-a-half hours. You can access/view the modules at your convenience during the entire week/fortnight. Each course has its own set of writing assignments, which you will submit as per the course schedule. You will receive in-depth personalized feedback on your writing assignment from your instructor.

All participants receive a certificate at the end of each course fully completed.

With Inklings Writing Center, no matter what course you choose, you will receive a detailed, practical and engaging course with expert instructor feedback.

Learn writing at your time, your place!

Fiction for Young Writers

An introduction to writing fiction for children aged 9 to 12 years by Ananya Desai

  • Duration – 6 weeks
  • Next course begins – May 1, 2021
  • Fees: Rs. 3,000/-
  • Age group: 9 to 12 years

Ananya Desai teaches the basics of short stories, poetry and songs in this introductory course specially designed for young children bursting with creativity and the desire to put words on paper.

Participants will be taken through the fundamentals of plot planning, characterisation, drafting a story and building more than one story together followed by a workshop to discuss their written work.

Fiction for Young Writers – Part 2

An intermediate course for fiction for children aged 9 to 12 years by Ananya Desai

  • Duration – 10 weeks
  • Course begins – May 1, 2021
  • Fees: Rs. 5,000/-
  • Age group: 9 to 12 years

A progression to Fiction for Young Writers, Ananya Desai equips young writers with the required tools to craft a publishable short story. 

Participants will be taken through redrafting, copy editing and the more technical aspects of writing including prominent writing techniques and styles, which they will be able to translate into their own stories. k.

Start with Short Stories

A beginner’s guide to writing short stories by Vishwesh Desai

  • Duration – 5 weeks
  • Course begins – (on demand)
  • Fees: Rs. 4,999/-
  • Age group: 13 years and above

Vishwesh Desai, winner of the Rana Kapoor Award for Young Talent in Literature, teaches the fundamentals of writing short fiction: how to plan plotlines, craft characters, and shape settings.

The course is intended for those passionate about writing or writers looking to take their work to the next level. Over five weeks of lessons, in-depth analysis of acclaimed works, and assignments, you will learn how to write short stories and receive personalized feedback on your work from Vishwesh.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be familiar with the basic elements of a story
  • Have analysed critically-acclaimed short stories in depth
  • Write a complete short story, using what you have learnt about the workings of the form

Loving the Logic and Madness of Poetry

Exploring poetry and writing some, with Jean Dsouza

  • Duration – 5 weeks
  • Course begins – February 17, 2020
  • Fees: Rs. 4,999
  • Age group: 13 years and above

Join Jean Dsouza as she explores the transformative world of poetry. Read inspiring poets, notice how poems take shape, and begin to create and sculpt your own shapes of poetry.

This short journey will:

  • Open up a brief, simplistic background to why we like to write poetry
  • Discuss Denotation and Connotation: Understanding the art of reading poetry
  • Observe Meter and Rhyme; Comparisons and Metaphors
  • Probe into Stereotypes and Archetypes in Rhyming patterns and in Thought
  • Consider different forms of poetry
  • Appreciate poetic expressions
  • Encourage communication through poetic means

Travel Writing and Photo Stories

Travel, write, publish with Ravikiran Rangaswamy

  • Duration – 5 weeks
  • New Round begins – March 23, 2020
  • Fees: Rs. 3,749 (25% discount on Rs. 4,999)
  • Age group: 15 years and above

Join Ravikiran Rangaswamy as he shares his experiences shooting different places and writing about them for various travel magazines.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of features/articles/travel stories that are covered in travel magazines/newspapers
  • Identify the destinations which can be written about or photographed for a story
  • Know the factors to keep in mind before you visit a destination to photograph/write about it
  • Appreciate what to keep in mind while capturing photographs that would tell the story of that place in its true light
  • Make your write-up/ story more engaging
  • Edit the write-up in terms of content and language
  • Pitch your story to magazines

More exciting courses coming soon…

Writing for Children

An introduction to writing children’s literature.


A set of exercises and assignments designed to get your creative juices flowing.

Script Writing

Learn the ropes and write your own script for the stage.

Let’s get writing.

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