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Why I Wrote A Book: The Story Behind The Story

My career was blossoming but emotionally I was at a low point in my life. I was named assistant news editor after working two and a half year as a reporter. I was used to producing long, in-depth, analysis, award-winning news feature stories and then suddenly I was confined to a one by two meter desk, glued to a chair, forced to stare at a computer screen for hours on end. But then a friend compared an article that I…

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Hello world!

Welcome to nivellrayda.com. My Name is Nivell Rayda. I am a journalist, editor and author of a Narrative Non Fiction novel tentatively titled “This Home Was Never Mine” about religious persecution in Indonesia. I will be sharing posts, Q&As, videos about the thought process, research, techniques and challenges behind the book for educational and promotional purposes. Another thing I want to share are news articles which I wrote, involved in the editing process and those which are inspiring to me….

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