“To achieve more and better results, more resourcefulness is as important as more resources.” 

Tony Alessandra (Motivation Speaker and Best-selling Author)

At the Himalayan Writing Retreat, our main goal is to make you 'Write Better. Write More.'

That is our constant endeavor be it through our courses and workshops, or other initiatives like the HWR blog, book club, FDC etc. Our workshops are loved far and wide, while our blog continues to be a recommended place for all writers. 

We are also highly engaged with the local community. While we find joy in our work – in helping writers achieve success. We also find a lot of joy in supporting causes we care about.

This page is about all the work we do (apart from our workshops) - all things close to our heart - all things that  define HWR in different ways.



Explore the world of writing and publishing in India through the HWR Blog.

  • Lists of publishing houses & magazines
  • Checklists
  • Guides
  • How-tos

You have a question, we have the answer.

Love books or have written one?

The Himalayan Book Club is for you.

As a book-lover you can get new titles to read (some even before release!) and and as an author you might just find your next reader here.

Himalayan Book Club

The Himalayan First Draft Club is hosted thrice a year (Apr-July-Nov). It is a month-long expedition to write, learn and discover new secrets of writing & publishing with:

  • Weekly meet-ups
  • Meet-the-Author sessions
  • Discussions with like-minded writers 

Next session is happening in July.

Solace in Pandemic is a forum created by us where people can go to find beauty, hope and solace.

The world around us feels surreal. Everything that could possibly go wrong is doing exactly that. It’s easy to feel burnt out and helpless at such a time. But there can be light, hope, and inspiration in words. Stories and Poetry and can help many of us chin up. Words can keep hope alive and offer solace with beauty.   

We host  submissions received by us on this page. 

The COVID Loss & Grief Support Group is an online loss and grief support group for those affected by the pandemic led by Dr. Vandita Dubey, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Himalayan Writing Retreat.

  • When: Every Sunday 10 a.m. (IST)
  • Where: Zoom
  • Cost: Free

  • Solace in Pandemic- Facebook Group is a place created by us where people can share different things which helped them cope with the pandemic.

    The pandemic has changed us a lot. From the way we see things to the way we do them. It is a new US altogether grappling to adjust to a new world.

    This group celebrates the new YOU and helps you adjust to the new world.

    We are highly engaged with the local community and support two causes through two organizations as a part of our Community Work.

    1. The cause of fear-free, experiential education – through the Chirag School
    2. The cause of Climate Change – through Alaap

    Having lived in these mountains for six years, we don’t want to be the “Urban outsider” in our rural community.