Say Salaam, Namaskar, Aho as you meet the many different communities that came to the islands of Mumbai in the 19th and 20th century and remained here to make this their home. Mumbai is about its people, just as our world is. Who are the people in your world? Let's build them, just as a potter would
with a lump of clay.
What you can do to that bit of soft, pliable wet earth is … the sky. That’s how it is with writing. The bit of clay are your words and what comes out is a story and what moves a story are its characters. Characterization is one of the most important elements in a novel or short story. However, character profiles are useful when writing in any genre. Welcome to a workshop where a core element in writing is tackled by successful author and editor Vinitha Ramchandani.