Unherd, in association with Bound, is offering a certified mentorship that explores media, journalism and editing. As an aspiring writer, you will learn the art of crafting stories, inventing compelling characters, developing plots and creating convincing story settings.
What will I Learn?
What does it take to become a writer, an editor, or a professional blogger? Our expert mentors are more than happy to explain, along with sharing salary expectations, industry best practices, writing techniques and more.
Try out different storytelling best practices to learn how to build well-developed characters and strong plots.
Elements of Storytelling
Learn the main elements to weave a tight story from setting and characters to plot, theme, tonality, and point of view.
Learn to differentiate between different writing styles. Get the confidence to develop your own expressive style.
Learn about Journalism
Craft a compelling narrative for print/digital media. Learn to report on the go and how best to capture key points.
Learn about Publishing
From writing a book to talking to a publishing house, mentors share their experiences on what it takes to get into print.
Use our certification for college or job applications by adding it to your resume/portfolio.
The Mentorship Process
Based on your interest and an interview
Meet your Mentor
Tara / Michelle
Bound provides skill building for creatives through writers’ retreats, workshops, writing coaching and editorial services. Know more about Bound on their website.
Tara Khandelwal (Founder of Bound, Editor & Writer)
A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course, Tara currently works with literary agency Writers’ Side and has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, and SheThePeople.TV.
Michelle D’Costa (Writer & Poet)
Michelle’s poetry and prose has been published in over 40 literary journals such as Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon and more. She edits the fiction ezine Kaani.
Got a question?
How much does the course cost?
Our certified Journalism & Creative Writing course costs Rs. 3550/- for students in the age group of 13 to 17 years and Rs. 6250/- for students between 18 to 25 years of age. Minimum 80% attendance is required, along with project submission, to qualify for the certificate.
Do you offer scholarships?
100% scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need, aptitude, and genuine interest in the program. The decision lies solely with the selection committee. For more details please write in to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the duration of the program?
The program will be conducted on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) for a total of 10 hours spread across four days.. Students will need to spend extra time outside class to work on their assignments assigned to them by their mentors.
Confused about a career?
Unherd offers mentorship classes on diverse potential careers, for 13 to 18 year-olds, based on their current interest, potential and skillsets.