Great Storytelling Network Newsletter – 10 September 2014

Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 11, Issue 16 – 10 September 2014
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Dear [FIRSTNAME],

I am in the process of getting rid of some of my books as they take up too much space. I wondered if anyone else faces problems selling their unused books. So I found an article by Judy Cullins that may be useful to you. I hope you enjoy reading this article as well as all the other stories out columnists choose to share.

Happy storytelling.

Aneeta Sundararaj

RESOURCES FOR STORYTELLERS
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Ibu Maluku: The Story of Jeanne van Diejen by Ron Heynneman

ARTICLE – How to Market Your Unsold Books on the Internet: It’s Easy by Judy Cullins

Your book expresses your wondrous information, your creativity, and your genius. It’s your dream come true. Or is it? You have already tried a few venues–maybe an expo, book signings, press releases, book reviews, distributors, wholesalers, speaking and book tours.

Now, there is a new way to market those unsold books. Use the Internet. And you don’t even have to have your own Web site or spend money.

Get ready to create a continuous, passive income. Be ready for those checks and charges coming your way often!

What Kind of Books Can I Market?

Depending on your passion, your willingness to learn a new way, and putting energy into your campaign, you can market any kind of book: how-to, non-fiction, fiction, short special reports, booklets, training manuals, workbooks, poetry, short stories, articles. …

To read more, please click here.

INFOSYNTHESIS – Spirit of Glasgow 2014 Games

Glasgow sparkled with Commonwealth Games. Did your country participate?
Lagos-London, New Delhi-Jo’Borg; athletes of Commonwealth nations displayed skills
Around the world, millions of eyes watched for emerging champions and stars.
She did it. Blessing Okagbare. Nigeria’s sprint queen…Gold medals in 100m and 200m
Gold and Silver medals were hauled by athletes. So was bronze. Britain and Australia top medals table
On the tracks, on the pitch; they ran, jumped, fell, tumbled, threw, in Commonwealth spirit
Who are the Commonwealth countries? Those formerly colonized by Britain

 

Games bring them together every 4 years, in unity, and sporting spirit
Again, were doping scandals and other flaws. Need to check this in future games
Men and women compete; break records; set new standards; get global recognition
Every athlete should compete at global level to match best practices
So did Team Nigeria @ Glasgow 2014, 8th position on medals table, Presidential reception at Abuja

STILLNESS AND FLOW – How to Find Time to Write—Six Steps to Success

The main reason why you don’t write regularly is because you don’t have enough time, right? Right! Work, family, social obligations, TV, random web surfing…

(uh-huh, maybe best not to mention TV and random web surfing).

You do have enough time to write. Time is NOT the problem.

Try this powerful six-step writing productivity system:

1. Track how you spend your time for a week

Download the Weekly Tracking Chart:
Weekly Tracking Chart (printable PDF format)
Weekly Tracking Chart (editable doc format)
Weekly Tracking Chart (editable RTF format)

Track what you are doing every 30 minutes for the next seven days.

(30 minutes is just right—60 minutes is too long and 15 minutes may be too anal.

Though if you want to track yourself every 15 minutes, go for it.)

You can choose to print out the Weekly Tracking Chart and do the 30-minute tracking on paper. Or you can do the tracking on your computer or smartphone.

At the end of seven days, analyze the results, crunch the numbers, create tables, graphs, pie-charts—you get the idea. Group your activities into categories such as writing, sleep, work, family, reading the newspapers, email, TV, surfing the web, etc…..

To read more (and for download links) please click here.

STORY ASIA – Showing Off Isn’t Always Bad

(You are free to reprint this article in any media as long as it remains in intact and the byline below the article is included.)

In my role as a contributor for the newspapers, I come across a multitude of people during my assignments. My experiences have been generally positive. However, one experience stood out and it was with a man who refused to reveal his age, marital status or even his full name. He insisted that he only wanted to speak about the project he was involved in. What hit a raw nerve, though, was when he said; “I don’t see why the Malaysian public need [sic.] to know any of this info [sic]. No need to show off.”

If you have a product or service that you’d like to sell and you’re looking for publicity of any sort, look around you at the biggest names in your industry. Pick out the ones you consider credible experts. Now ask yourself how you came to know about these people’s work? Did you read about them? Did you hear them speak? If so, where, when and how? Or, did someone tell you about them? If so, where did these people hear about them? The point here is that these people came to be regarded as experts in their industry because they were able to successfully showcase their work or themselves. The manner in which they told people about their products and services was by sharing something of themselves. They did this by granting interviews, writing articles, writing a blog, joining competitions, hosting competitions and so much more…

To read more, please click here.

THAT’S LIFE – Illness and the Elderly

Once, I heard a radio announcer proclaim that everyone gets sick before they die. I’m not sure whether a sudden heart attack or stroke might be an exception but that’s all about semantics. In this article, I wish to deal with some of the aspects of illness as they might affect older people. For them, it’s not just about their sitting around waiting to die. There’s much more to be considered.

There are some major issues that the elderly need to face: not being needed as one had been previously, a loss of physical and mental control, facing the eventuality of death, the loss of loved ones and close friends and feeling like a burden. I will take each of these and describe the concerns associated with them.

Not feeling Needed: Most young people aren’t aware of the importance of feeling needed in life. …

To read more, please click here.

W.I.S.P. – Shepherd Street University: Part One – Three Reminiscences & a Eulogy

… 1947 From Shepherd Street, facing the side wall of Harpurhey Baths, you go through the gateway proclaiming ‘BOYS’ and ‘GIRLS’, and turn second right after a few yards into a dark passageway where Mrs Tancred and her helpers are hard at work in a room to your left, a room that exhales from its open door the smell of pure orange juice and milk at room temperature.

Anthony Tomlinson is there before you, confiding in a whisper: ‘There’s no Father Christmas.’

What does he know? Best keep an open mind as long as the presents keep turning up.

Up the single step, you go, and turn right into Sister Mary Josephine’s Reception Class where Sister maintains order with what subsequent study of Jimmy Cagney films will reveal to be a blackjack, though Sister Mary Josephine’s blackjack is made of wood and is applied to the palms of the hands, not the nape of the neck….

To read more, please click here.

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