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Write Your Story in 2023: Learn Creative Writing in a Workshop by The Himalayan Writing Retreat!

February 18 @ 11:00 am 4:00 pm

Have you been working on your writing goals for 2023? Let us help!

Whether you’re writing a short story, a memoir, or a novel, you’re telling a story—the basics are the same. Each of these forms needs memorable and relatable people, so you need to shape compelling characters. These characters face some challenges (a tsunami?) or opposing wants (think Harry Potter-Lord Voldemort), thus creating conflict. That conflict needs to be evident to the reader, which is best done with dialogue and actions. Moreover, any story plays out at a specific place (Hogwarts, anyone?), so it needs a vivid setting. And finally, all of these elements need to come together in tight, compelling language. We have to create beauty with words, without compromising the pace or clarity of the story. That comes from editing.

Fret not, for the Himalayan Writing Retreat is coming to Kunzum to help all of you budding writers sharpen your writing tools. Their half-day Creative Writing Workshop will touch upon all of these aspects and help you put them into practice. And, of course, all your pressing questions will be answered in a Q&A session by the instructor.

Speaking of the instructor, Chetan Mahajan is a Penguin-published author, speaker, and writing coach—and also the founder of The Himalayan Writing Retreat, which has been helping scores of aspiring writers and poets achieve their literary dreams since 2016.

Please note that this is a novice-level course open to all writers. A 45-minute lunch break will be given—participants are encouraged to bring their own food. Alternatively, they can order lunch on the spot from any of the eateries close-by.


Anyone who is interested in learning the art of creative writing! If you’ve been wanting to write your first novel or short story or memoir, this is your chance to get some expert advice.


You will get personal guidance from a published author and writing coach, who will answer all your questions about creative writing. Moreover, you will get a chance to network with fellow aspiring writers. Tea, coffee & cookies are on the house.

Kunzum Jor Bagh

Kunzum is located at 182, Jor Bagh Colony Rd, Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110003. (Nearest Metro: Jorbagh. Exit Gate #1).
WhatsApp Location Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/wcxoS4b7dZjHkQuj9

Registration closes 16th February or with the first 20 confirmations, whichever is earlier. Hurry up and register to reserve your seat for this awesome workshop.

Let’s get together to celebrate stories, we’ll be waiting for you.

About the Instructor


Chetan Mahajan leads this writing course. Chetan has spent two decades working in on-line learning, both in the US and India. He started teaching online in 2006 as a faculty member at the University of Phoenix online.

Chetan is a Penguin-published author and an award-winning blogger. Chetan and his wife Dr. Vandita Dubey (also a published author) moved to the Himalayas seven years ago. There they founded the Himalayan Writing Retreat.

Hindi Writing

Chetan is now a full-time writer and works as a  writing coach independently as well as with the London based the writing coach.  He also writes for The MintOutlook Magazine, HT BrunchReader’s Digest and Hindu Business Line.

Event Summary


February 18
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Village Satkhol
District Nainital, Uttarakhand 263138 India
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