Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 12, Issue 10 – 14 September 2016
How To Tell A Great Story |
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Columnists’ Books|
Aneeta Sundararaj|
Ladoo Dog|
Website Makeover|
My Cholesterol Journey in Malaysia|
Eric Okeke|
Corruption, Stop it!|

Rohi Shetty|
200 Humorous Tweetable Quotations |

Rohi and I have shared stories that both motivate and show you how to achieve your goals. Mine is the story of Calvin who, at 21, is so driven that he’s succeeded in winning an award that was presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Rohi shares with you ideas about how to set up an online course in no time at all. Finally, Bill Keeth’s story is very funny.

I hope you enjoy reading them all.

Happy storytelling.
Aneeta Sundararaj

STORY ASIA: An Unscripted Life

“IT is impossible to draw a parallel between the EU and Asean. We don’t have a common currency and there is no parliament.” This is a mature opinion for one as young as Calvin Woo Yoong Shen.

The 21-year-old native of Muar, Johor and I are in the midst of discussing the recent political upheaval in Europe and, in particular, the issue of Brexit. Still, the date of this referendum, June 23, isn’t one Woo will easily forget. It is the same day he received an award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London.

The first Malaysian recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award, Woo is one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth recognised and celebrated for taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. The work he does hinges on his belief that anyone, especially the young, can develop their talent when the right opportunity is presented to them.

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A TO Z CHALLENGE – ‘K for Kotak’ by Aneeta Sundararaj

“Makcik, have you eaten?” the little Tamil girl asked. She stood on one side of the iron gates at the back of her house.

The Malay lady standing on the other side of the narrow drain which separated their homes stopped scattering the rice for her chickens. She looked up and smiled. A slight breeze blew her wispy, white hair away from her face.

“Not yet,” she replied. “What did your mother cook today, Leela?”

“Chicken curry, Makcik.” Leela held the collar of the Alsatian that had come to sit next to her with a chubby hand. “Would you like some?”

“Why not?”

The child smiled, showing her missing front teeth. She turned on her heel and skipped to the back door of the house.

Twenty minutes later, Makcik spread a straw mat on the linoleum floor of her kampung-style kitchen. Leela placed a Tupperware full of food on it and sat down, crossed-legged. She salivated as Makcik dished out some rice onto a plate and poured some of the pungent onion curry on top of the rice. She reached to take the plate from Makcik well before the older lady finished teasing the fried fish for her. Makcik gave a soft smile and tweaked her nose…

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WISP: The BBC TV EGGHEADS Programme by Bill Keeth

On the BBC TV Eggheads quiz programme recently there occurred a remarkable coincidence of related questioning.

New girl, Lisa Thiel, had faced a question concerning the key location of the (Irish) Easter Rising of 1916, the answer to which she correctly supplied as the General Post Office, Dublin.

The, subsequently, “Tremendous Knowledge” Dave Rainford was called upon to identify the author of A Town Like Alice as Nevil Shute, going on to say that these were the author’s Christian names, his real surname being Snowden.

Now, Irish history seldom features on UK TV, to my mind a sad case of deliberate and officially-inspired neglect. But in this instance of coincidental questioning the BBC TV Eggheads programme was doubly obliging. Because Nevil Shute’s father, Arthur Hamilton Snowden, was Head of the Post Office in Ireland during World War One and was based at the General Post Office, Dublin, when the Easter Rising took place….

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STILLNESS AND FLOW: Create Your First Online Course Within 30 Days by Rohi Shetty

“Version DONE is better than Version NONE.”

Have you considered creating an online course yet? And if not, why not?

Do you feel you need to have a well-established blog with a big audience and a large email list?

Perhaps you feel you need to be an expert and have to create huge amounts of content?

Or you feel you don’t have the technical knowledge to create an online course?

Or are you just afraid that you’ll invest a ton of time and money creating your course and no one will be interested?

These are all common fears but none of them are true.

Many freelance writers have created online courses as part of their online portfolio. These may be free 6-day email courses or expensive longer courses. Also, your courses need not necessarily have videos or audios. For example, Mridu Khullar’s courses are text only, though she has started adding videos to them.

Fortunately, you can get all the help you need to create your first online course within 30 days.

To read more please click here.


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