Neelima has conceptualized and designed the
Young Author Program (YAP), a creative writing
workshop designed to teach children in the age
range of 8 -16 years to write their own stories.
She mentors budding young writers and helps them
implement fiction tools for effective
characterization, world-building and plotting.
The program is certified by Pothi.com, a
self-publishing company based in Bangalore.
What to expect
Participants engage in brainstorming sessions.
They create believable characters and place them
in an appropriate setting. Then their characters
embark on a journey! The children also have the
satisfaction of critiquing stories and becoming
Selected stories written by the children are
published in the Young Author Program Anthology.
The first book called Ice Creams and Time
Machines was published in 2019.
Work is underway on the second anthology.