Creative Writing 101

Are you a writer looking for ideas? A student who wants to know more about creative writing? A Language teacher who wants to share a writing resource with students? A parent who wants to inspire their children? Know someone who would find a writing reference useful?

Here’s a Creative Writing Overview video on the various forms and genres of writing. A Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel initiative.

I started the Writing with Sandhya channel in August last year and had a tremendous 1st season. The channel crossed 1000 subscribers in January and I interviewed 24 authors in various genres. Along the way, I celebrated a few personal accomplishments – Bookversary and trailer of Burma to Bangalore, launch of Garden of Neuro’s Blogging course, and a delightful birthday message from many of the authors I had interviewed, coordinated and compiled by my dear dot, Tarana aka Tiara Productions. A huge shout out to her as she records and edits all the videos and creates all the posters.

As a small token of gratitude to my writing fraternity, particularly my fellow authors at The Book Bakers, I share this video compilation of all my creative writing overview episodes on the Writing with Sandhya channel: Creative Writing 101

If you’d like to jump straight to certain topics, I’ve mentioned the time stamp.

So you want to be a writer? Form and media 4:10

Genre-illy speaking Writing genres 14:40

Fact or Fiction? Nonfiction genres 27:12

Fiction, faction, all that action Fiction genres 38:37

Short and sweet Short fiction 49:32

Poetry 101 Types of poetry 57:41

Hope you find this video useful!

And please don’t forget to subscribe, like, and click the notification bell on the Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel. Do leave your comments, feedback and requests on other topics you’d like me to cover.

Quick Bio

I’m Sandhya Ranganathan. I wrote Mia finds a home, co-authored my father, Lt. Col. V.S. Ranganathan (Retd.)’s autobiography, Burma to Bangalore published by Locksley Hall Publishing, and my fiction novel, If-Then-Else will be released by Vishwakarma Publications later this year. My poems have featured in various anthologies. I have a WordPress blog Between the T(r)opics, and my web site is I am represented by The Book Bakers literary agency. My social media connects:


About Sandhya Ranganathan

Sandhya is a dreamer, a writer and a globetrotter. She has authored a children’s book, “Mia finds a home,” and co-authored her father, Lt. Col. V.S. Ranganathan (Retd.)’s autobiography, “Burma to Bangalore”, represented by The Book Bakers and published by Locksley Hall Publishing. Her poems have been featured in various anthologies. She currently heads a Technical Communications team in an MNC and is on the board of Manage The Docs industry leadership community. She enjoys pottering around her home and garden in Bangalore, India, with her human and feline babies. Oh, and she loves miniatures and clouds.
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