Author Nomita Khanna conducts creative writing workshop in Sacred Heart Convent School
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, July 31, 2019: A free creative writing workshop was held at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. Nomita Khanna, as an author was invited to conduct this workshop that was held recently....
Ludhiana, July 31, 2019: A free creative writing workshop was held at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.
Nomita Khanna, as an author was invited to conduct this workshop that was held recently. This workshop was Nomita Khanna’s 6th event.
During this workshop, she apprised the students about creative writing. She gave many tips for successfully doing creative writing.
Nomita Khanna also briefed about her creativity. She said, “Not only has my book for 12+ children, ‘Lucky Costasaurus and the Golden-Winged Vultures’ won the Finalist Award in a National competition but currently it is also ranked #1 in Amazon Bestsellers in Myths, Legends & Sagas in the Kindle Store.”
She added, “Motivated by my desire to kindle children’s imagination, I continue to do my bit for the society.”
Further, she said, in this workshop she guided the children about the craft of story writing by quoting examples from her personal experience beginning with how an idea might pop in one’s mind.
She told the students that in her book the protagonist was a dinosaur. How did that come about? You see, dinosaurs have been the subjects of many movies, from "King Kong" in 1933 and its remakes, through animations such as "The Land Before Time" series, and on to later special-effects-laden extravaganzas including the "Jurassic Park/World" features. In short, the whole world is fascinated by these gorgeous creatures; most of all children. And so is the child in me!
So, one day 3 years ago, her first thought of the day was, “What better way to divert the attention of children towards books in this day and age of smartphones than using these lovely beasts in a story?” That was that. That’s how the hero in this book is a dinosaur.
She also briefed how to come up with names for characters of the story. “Again I guided the children from my own experience. I wanted the names of the main characters to be easy to remember; that’s why they aren’t a mouthful and are easy to pronounce: Lucky the dinosaur and his human friends, Peter and Eva. Others are for their appeal; for instance Flapdoodle is a bald-headed vulture, Mugfoot and Bootsmella are smelly human-vultures, Phoolvati’s a human cleaning lady, Sardine Snapper’s a fisherwoman, Spellosaurus is a dinosaur enchantress and Trampawlin’s a cat.”