I’m an author, storyteller, writing coach and an avid tea drinker. I’m currently pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. I write books and stories ranging from personal narratives to vast fantastic realms. I also write about the writing process, productivity, technology, story design, and publishing. Discover my work here.
As a writing coach and mentor, I share more than 10 years of experience with writers who wish to develop their writing and storytelling skills further through workshops and personalised coaching. I’m also the co-director of Tall Tales Storytelling, India’s most popular storytelling organisation. My absolute favourite role is when I mentor young writers twice a year at a writing retreat called Alekhya.
“If you’ve got a story to tell, Akshay is perhaps the best person to help you write it. He is extremely patient, passionate and helps you build your voice that is then engrained in the story. His show, don’t tell mantra really helped me write a story which my audience could connect to. He is gentle and kind and handles your story with extreme care to ensure it comes out just right and completely yours.”
Shiromi Chaturvedi, Assistant Professor & Therapist
“It was Akshay who taught me punctuation, how to structure paragraphs and sentences, and the efficacy with which words can be used. He’s been my mentor and role model for 2 years now, and I wouldn’t be the artist I am without him.”
Ankita Nagpal, Content Writer at iSchoolConnect