Making it As A Freelance Writer

How To Find Your Big Opportunity

It’s a good time to be a writer in India! Whether you want to write as a career, want to write in your free time, or dream of writing a book one day – understanding the opportunities that exist today, and how to access them, will help you achieve your dream faster.

Over the years, Women’s Web editors have published thousands of impactful pieces of writing, and know what makes some pieces tick, while others simply don’t work. Join us at a half-day freelance writing workshop in Mumbai & Bangalore to fine-tune your writing, understand what editors want, and build your writing career.


Mumbai: 3rd June, 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 2 to 6 PM

Venue: Rise Mumbai, T1902, 19th Floor, Tower B, Peninsula Business Park, G K Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India 400013

Registrations for Mumbai now closed.

Bangalore: 10th June, 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 2 to 6 PM

Venue: Lahe Lahe, No.2906 & 2907, 80 Feet Road, Kodihalli, HAL Stage II, Indiranagar, Near BSNL compound HAL 3rd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru 560078

Registrations for Bangalore now closed.


Online: 15th June, 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 11AM to 1 PM (followed by a writing exercise to be done and submitted by participants following the workshop)

Ticket Price (for online web-delivered workshop): Rs.800

Registrations for online workshop now closed.

Workshop Contents

  • Identify your writing niche: learn what niches exist and why some are more appropriate for you
  • Learn how to showcase your portfolio
  • How to write a pitch so editors take note of you
  • How to access opportunities with businesses/enterprises


Registrations and ticket sales for this workshop closed.

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Workshop Coach

This workshop will be led by Aparna Vedapuri Singh, the Founder and Chief Editor of Women’s Web – India’s leading website for women and the most authentic community for women in India to express themselves and connect with others.

Aparna graduated in Journalism, English Literature and Psychology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and went on to do a post-graduate diploma in Communications (PGDC) from the prestigious Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA). Since 2000, she has worked in Marketing & Business Development at global organizations such as AC Nielsen, Symrise, and Frost & Sullivan.

In 2010, Aparna decided to return to her first interest: the business of words, and started Women’s Web, perceiving a need in the Indian market, for an authentic market that served all of women’s interests, beyond classically ‘feminine’ subjects alone.

Since then, she has grown Women’s Web to become an integral part of Indian women’s daily reading, and a community that now boasts of over 1500  high quality, vetted contributors.

Tamanna Khana

Guest Speaker (Mumbai)

Tamanna Khanna is a Senior marketing professional with over a decade of experience in leading teams across brand building, strategy and customer experience. She has worked with well established as well as start-up brands, small as well as large organizations and private as well as public sector promoters.

Tamanna has launched brands and products through national & regional campaigns and activated over 5000 partner branches across 1000 cities in the country. Her work has won industry awards for creating unique customer experiences through various industry first initiatives.

At present she helps companies align their brand & marketing initiatives to achieve their business goals.

She is a believer in challenging the ‘status quo’ which, is at the core of what great brands do.


Guest Speaker (Bangalore)

Mangal Karnad is the co-founder of FableSquare – A Influencer Marketing Services Company. She has 3 decades of experience in diverse areas like Software development, Business development & Marketing.

Before FableSquare, she worked for 10 years with Tally, where she played a pivotal role in positioning Tally and its Leadership as thought leaders. Recognizing this contribution CMO Asia conferred the ‘Most talented CMO of India’ award on her during Nov, 2014.

Apart from being a certified coach, Mangal has also been trained in Time management, Relationship management, NLP, Creative writing & Theater. She has actively groomed several speakers and has served in various (voluntary) leadership roles for Toastmasters International.


Women’s Web provides an opportunity be empowered online as well as ‘in the real world’ over creative event formats. Women’s Web uses a customised publishing platform to encourage more women to write and lend their voices to the Indian diaspora. Women’s Web currently has 1500 women writers, bloggers and authors who write regularly on the platform and reach a wide audience.

The topics covered on Women’s Web written by our writers range from current news, empowerment, short stories, relationships, entrepreneurship, work, return to work, parenting and other categories. Since 2010 Women’s Web has been growing with the love and readership of women in India and has been applauded by The Hindu, Deccan Chronical, PepperTV and won many awards such as the Women Icon and Biz Divas award.

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