How to read like a writer

No writer can become successful without first being a reader.

Reading is the building block: it shows you what great writing can do. In this class we will look at examples of rhythm, metaphor, word-choice, dialogue, opening lines, closing lines, imagery and more.

We will learn about the tools writers use to keep readers turning the page and how writers can make their words sing. We will read across genre and time.By learning how to read like a writer, you will understand how to experiment and engage with your work with a fresh pair of eyes.

The workshop will be four hours long, spread over two days. There will be reading and writing assignments which will be discussed in class.

Class Details:
1st and 8th August 2020
2: 00 PM - 4:00 PM (4 hours total)
Age 16 and above
Tara Khandelwal is an editor and writer. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She currently works with Asia’s largest literary agency, Writers’ Side. She has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, SheThePeople.TV and more. She is the founder of Bound which provides skill building for creatives through writers’ retreats, workshops, writing coaching and editorial services.


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Bound Testimonial

  • Bound India’s How to Read Like a Writer facilitated by Tara Khandelwal helped me analyse the works of different authors thoroughly and offered a new perspective on the various aspects of storytelling. I think this workshop is very important for aspiring writers because it helps you hone your skills and experiment with different styles.  ”
    Beatrice Roy
  • I've thoroughly enjoyed the sessions hosted by Michelle and Tara. Their knowledge and sheer love for books and literature make the classes interesting and interactive. I've had the opportunity to get such different and intriguing perspectives on varying topics from them and aspiring writers. It's been an enriching experience in a short span of time.  The topics for sessions/workshops are intelligently chosen, providing ample opportunities to participants to share ideas, theories and the like. Analysis, reasoning, styling, and editing are some of the active discussions that occur with like-minded folks.  Thus far, I've attended sessions on How to Edit Your Book (Tara), How to Read Like A Writer (Tara), and a 2-Week Advanced Fiction Class (Michelle). Looking forward to many more and a long-lasting relationship with Bound. Happy to have found you.      ”
    Tushar Chatterji
  • “Bound, Bound, Bound... I have boundless love for you all. Please keep designing courses on the building blocks of writing and different genres. I am hooked, you kept me sane during this intense lockdown with your gentle instructors and deep content. Love you all, keep soaring.”   ”
    Dimple Kapoor Singh