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Anju Gattani

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Anju was born in India but grew up in Hong Kong. Her Indian upbringing and British education worked together to strongly influence her writing.

Anju’s fiction explores how the distinct mindsets and traditions of different cultures permanently shape people’s values, thinking, and behavior patterns—for both good and evil—despite the “leveling” effects of 21st century communications and travel.

Anju earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature in India, a teaching degree from the United Kingdom and is certified in journalism / creative writing from Australia.

Anju has lived in Singapore, Australia, India, New Jersey and Connecticut. She now makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two kids. Anju is also an
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Anju Gattani I've been lucky so far... I haven't experienced this yet because my characters come to me with problems and I have to work backwards to figure out who…moreI've been lucky so far... I haven't experienced this yet because my characters come to me with problems and I have to work backwards to figure out who they are, why they've come to me and what they want from me... and the story. But I do have huge hiccups in writing... when I can't figure out the solution to a problem or need a new perspective on something. That usually involves research, re-thinking and revising! Hope that helps!(less)
Anju Gattani You learn more about others and yourself through the process. It's not a job but more a journey... especially with novel writing. You learn to listen,…moreYou learn more about others and yourself through the process. It's not a job but more a journey... especially with novel writing. You learn to listen, to observe and to absorb. (less)
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Hi Story Tellers and Story Lovers.

Story telling in its simplest form is an emotional ride. An experience where we have a chance to escape reality and plunge into another's world.

My trip to Chicago last week was an eye opener. In meeting department heads of TV and Film at Northwestern University and Columbia College I learned that true story tellers are true listeners. Th... Read more of this blog post »
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