The Beautiful: Chapter 4

Sharing the fourth chapter of my novel “The Beautiful.” When his long lost love was killed, Dillen Stephens, who is on the run from the law for producing fake porn pictures of unsuspecting women, descended into acute schizophrenia. He soon believes that the only cure is to find out what happened even if his freedom and life is at stake.

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The Beautiful: Chapter 2 & 3

When his long lost love was killed, Dillen Stephens, who is on the run from the law for producing fake porn pictures of unsuspecting women, descended into acute schizophrenia. He soon believes that the only cure is to find out what happened even if his freedom and life is at stake.

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The Beautiful – Chapter One

The first chapter of my new novel The Beautiful. When his long lost love was killed, Dillen Stephens, who is on the run from the law for producing fake porn pictures of unsuspecting women, descended into acute schizophrenia. He soon believes that the only cure is to find out what happened even if his freedom and life is at stake.

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Journalists Should Start Writing Fiction: Here’s Why

understanding the characters in our story, their flaws and strengths, their inner thoughts and intimate secrets, and how they change throughout their journeys give life to a story

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Journalists Around the World Should Connect with One Another

There are enormous amount of stories which are overlooked by Asian media which might be important to the European audience vice versa. It is unfortunate that we don’t know about each other’s countries beyond what is reported by international media giants which are controlling the narratives.

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Spotlight Wins Best Picture, But Can It Save Journalism?

There has been a lot of investigative reports in Indonesia but in the age of social media, the impact is not the same as it used to be. The way people consume news is very different.

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Update on New Project: Fiction

Hi Folks, It’s been a while since my last post. I just want to update you that I am currently working on another book, this time it will be a fiction. I am now at 10,000 words so that’s about 1/8 or 1/7 of a novel. I will tell you what the new book is about in future post. Right now, all I can say is that I find the writing process really challenging but super exciting. One thing I’m…

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This Home Was Never Mine, Out Now

Dear readers, It gives me great pleasure to tell you that my book ”THIS HOME WAS NEVER MINE” is finally out. The book is a true story on the religious persecution of one religious minority family in Lombok, Indonesia. The book is now available as both e-book and paperback. I am self publishing the whole thing, financed the whole research, edit and even did the illustration myself, so it means a great deal to me that you buy this work that I am…

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Transito: The Permanent Temporary Solution

  Their days at the precinct were entering its third week. People had lost track of time, lost all sense of personal wellbeing. On the sixteenth day, when everyone was fast asleep, the Ahmadiyya men were awaken and told to head down the police compound’s mosque. The Ahmadis were all feeling drowsy from the few hours of sleep they had. One by one they picked up their sandals and headed to the mosque where they were told to sit down….

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Writing Indonesia

A few weeks ago I learned about these Google Tools which journalists could use to better visualize their stories. They are great and some are free. Then I also found these great tools to help visualize my story more, here and here I’ve been wanting to play around with them and to familiarize myself with them I decided to experiment using Google Maps and make a map of datelines of articles I am most proud of. Hope you like it.

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