How To Tell A Great Story Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 9 – 18 September 2020


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Dear [FIRSTNAME],

I have some news. Thanks to your vote, The Age of Smiling Secrets made it to the shortlist of the ‘Reader’s Choice Award’ for the Book Award 2020 organised by the National Library of Malaysia. In addition, it’s also on the shortlist for the main award (English-Adult category). This means that the novel is on the shortlist for 2 categories. I’m still shocked!

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How To Tell A Great Story Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 8 – 15 August 2020


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Dear [FIRSTNAME],I need some help, please.

First, I am publishing this newsletter a day earlier than usual. If you recall, I’d sent out an earlier message about the nomination of The Age of Smiling Secrets for the Reader’s Choice Award. The closing date to nominate the novel is tomorrow (15 August 2020). If you haven’t already done so, this message serves as a gentle reminder. Here is the link, once again, to access the webform and following the instructions (for English, scroll down the page) :
Nominate The Age of Smiling Secrest for the ‘READER’S CHOICE AWARD’

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How To Tell A Great Story Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 7 – 15 July 2020


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Announcements
* We Mark Your Memory: Writing from Descendants of Indenture (which has an edited version of Chapter 9 of my novel, The Age of Smiling Secrets) is still a best-seller throughout the Commonwealth and here’s a video about the journey the book has made so far:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gabj-wiPSlY

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A few weeks ago, I received a message from a friend about the publication of a new book called The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human. I found this title intriguing and went about looking for more information about both the book and its author. Duly fascinated, I made a request via my friend about whether or not the author was open to being interviewed. She was. So, without further ado, I allow me to share, in her own words, the story of The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human and its author, Marguerite Richards.

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How To Tell A Great Story Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 6 – 15 June 2020


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Announcements
* We Mark Your Memory: Writing from Descendants of Indenture (which has an edited version of Chapter 9 of my novel, The Age of Smiling Secrets) is still a best-seller throughout the Commonwealth and here’s a video about the journey the book has made so far:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gabj-wiPSlY

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I want you to know that you are the best thing to ever happen to me. I have loved many of your kind my whole life, but you are something special. For you, I feel my heart grow bigger and beat louder. I love you with a love that I have never experienced before and I believe it is because you are different from anything that has ever entered my life. Even when I am not perfect you still look at me like I am. You are, without a doubt, the beat of my heart.

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When I was still contributing feature articles to the New Straits Times, one of the most curious assignments I had was to work on a story about a quiz master. I never forgot this story for a few reasons. One, a quiz master? What on earth was that? Two, the gentleman in question had a unique name (although I suspect that like most Indian names, it’s probably not unique in his hometown) – Phanindra. Three, Phanindra turned out to be one of the most enthusiastic people I’ve ever interviewed – you could practically feel the energy bouncing off him. Four – his general knowledge was vast.

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How To Tell A Great Story Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 5 – 15 May 2020


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Announcements
* We Mark Your Memory: Writing from Descendants of Indenture (which has an edited version of Chapter 9 of my novel, The Age of Smiling Secrets) is still a best-seller throughout the Commonwealth and here’s a video about the journey the book has made so far:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gabj-wiPSlY

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