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Helen Tan
Gender: Female
Interests: Writing, travelling, cooking, growing orchids, photography
Member: Standard
Joined: October 2008

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Helen Tan: Biting my nails ... can't find my novel - Beyond Silk Strands in my disabled portfolio. I hope Tom can help so I can restore it,

I wanted to add the last installment to Chapter 11 ... oh dear, oh dear. :(((
February 9, 2012 at 2:45AM
    adewpearl: I sure that is all resolved soon, Helen. Let us know!
    February 9, 2012 at 7:11AM
    Helen Tan: All's cleared - PHEW! A big thank to Tom. =D
    February 10, 2012 at 3:15AM
    poetstar: I am so glad your novel was recovered. Vonnie
    July 9, 2012 at 2:39AM

Helen Tan: Short story got accepted for the anthology in Hong Kong =D

Now to do outline for Nano 2011.

September 29, 2011 at 9:28PM
    nora arjuna: wow, congrats helen!
    October 4, 2011 at 10:56PM
    Aislinge: Congrats, Helen! What a great accomplishment! May many more follow :-)
    October 14, 2011 at 6:43AM
    Helen Tan: Thanks! I think I had to revise the closing line 5 maybe 6 times before it was finally accepted! =D
    October 15, 2011 at 10:21PM
    poetstar: Just came to your site to say hello.
    Poet Star
    February 8, 2012 at 7:58AM
    poetstar: Congrats on your story being published. Your writing is wonderful.
    February 8, 2012 at 8:00AM
    rheabug: Helen congrats on the story being published. You deserve good things to come your way. I think your writing is superb. I have enjoyed it so much. Linda Rae(rheabug)
    February 28, 2013 at 11:40PM

Helen Tan: Just polished and submitted a short story for an anthology published in Hong Kong. Initial response is positive, fingers crossed. =D

No money involved but it's always a joy to see our words in print. =D
September 10, 2011 at 10:39PM
    Helen Tan: Thanks Turtle. =D
    September 11, 2011 at 3:43AM
    Chuck23: Good luck!
    September 11, 2011 at 8:59AM

Helen Tan: OK, let's see how many people actually read the profile of this writer. =D

I've been travelling through parts of Bali since 14th June - Seminyak and Lovina. Now, I'm sitting on the patio of Sri Sunari, a bed and breakfast in Ubud. It's located in the midst of a padi field so as I type, the crickets chirp in a long whistle, cows bellow (though it's 9pm, maybe it has a stomach ache), frogs croak, roosters crow (probably lost track of time) and one of them seems to be hiccuping. Lizards crawl on woven rattan ceilings and add their scratching noise to the whir of the fan. This is life - relaxing to the symphony of nature.

I hope to go white water rafting in two days' time, weather permitting.

Hope all of you are well. =D =D =D
June 18, 2011 at 9:46AM
    Turtle... who?: I'm cleaning the kitchen... Yours sounds more fun :)
    June 18, 2011 at 9:54AM
    Helen Tan: Hi TurtleStage5, how do you know when someone posts something on their profile? I'm curious.

    Oh yes, I'm also being bitten by a couple of mosquitoes ... that should make your kitchen cleaning more appealing. =D
    June 18, 2011 at 10:02AM
    Turtle... who?: Under the Profile tab, there's an option for forums, In the forums, there is an option called Profile Thoughts where people's profile comments get posted for everyone to see for a little bit of time...
    June 18, 2011 at 10:55AM
    Helen Tan: Thanks for the information. I wasn't aware of this. It was pleasant to make your acquaintance this way. =D
    June 18, 2011 at 7:17PM
    lpstribling: Beautiful image. Glad you're enjoying it.
    June 19, 2011 at 4:56AM
    moyramouse: Thinking of you enjoying Ubud. Hope the white water rafting was fun! Enjoy the beauty - loved your story about the Australian Lady- that's how life should be. Living your dreams ad paying it forward. xxmouse
    June 22, 2011 at 4:46AM

FanStory wrote to Helen Tan: Congratulations! Beyond Silk Strands Chapt 6, Part 3 is the new Book of the Month!
May 6, 2011 at 12:08AM
    Belinda: Hi, Helen, I feel so happy and relieved you won the book of the month. You deserve it!

    May 6, 2011 at 12:44AM
    Laurie Clayton: Congratulations Helen...great news.
    May 6, 2011 at 2:43AM
    tati: Dear Helen,

    Belinda, our mutual lovely friend, told me to read your amazing story. I was truly mesmerized by the elegance of your word choice. Congratulations, Helen, for winning the book of the month.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:32AM
    Jonez08: Congratulations, Helen. I've only read one or two of your chapters, but I must read more. Well done!

    May 6, 2011 at 6:03AM
    Aislinge: Congrats, Helen! Way to go!
    May 6, 2011 at 11:53AM
    Soledadpaz: Congratulations, Helen. Your book is excellent and so deserving of this recognition!
    May 6, 2011 at 3:32PM
    juliaSjames: Warm congratulations, Helen! I'm so pleased for you.
    May 6, 2011 at 6:00PM
    Helen Tan: It's election day in Singapore today and to say "Thanks for your vote." seems so appropriate. =D

    Thanks everyone for your well wishes too. Credit for this blue ribbon should go to the readers and reviewers. Your support and help has kept me going on this work-in-progress story.

    =D Hugs and smiles from Singapore.
    May 6, 2011 at 8:20PM

FanStory wrote to Helen Tan: Congratulations! You're Not Cooked is the new Story of the Month!
November 10, 2010 at 12:08AM
    bhogg: I like it when I look smart! I told you this was a great story. Congratulations, Bill
    November 10, 2010 at 1:43PM
    Adri7enne: Way to go, my friend! Richly deserved. I loved that story! You must be walking proud, today. Congratulations, girl!
    November 10, 2010 at 4:18PM
    Belinda: Hi, Helen, congratulations, my friend. This is a very well deserved win!
    November 10, 2010 at 6:38PM
    Helen Tan: Thanks Bill, Adrienne and Belinda for your support and wishes. In fact, I should thank everyone who has read this short story.

    I'm going through a difficult period and most days I'm wobbling like a messy blob of jello on earthquake prone land. I will treasure this win but much more than this, I treasure the warmth and understanding I have received from so many of you.

    My FS subscription has been renewed so when life settles, I'm praying it will be soon, ??I'll be back.?

    Until then, keep up all the happy writing and I'll catch up when I can.

    Stay well. Hugs to all from Singapore.
    November 10, 2010 at 7:13PM
    Helen Tan: Evil Eddie just couldn't leave me alone and had to insert those ??? in my comment.

    Well, it's comforting to know that some things in life stay the same.

    =D =D =D
    November 10, 2010 at 7:15PM
    Aislinge: Congrats to you, Helen! I'll be keeping in touch!

    November 11, 2010 at 6:17AM
    Jo Taylor: Congratulations Helen!
    November 11, 2010 at 8:52AM
    Helen Tan: Thanks Julie and Jo. Much appreciated. =D
    November 11, 2010 at 6:34PM
    teacherdub: Congratulations on the 2nd place win! td
    April 5, 2011 at 11:40AM
    juliaSjames: Well done, Helen on winning 2nd place. Your empathy with your characters brings your book to life. peace and blessings.
    April 5, 2011 at 1:13PM
    Aislinge: Congrats, Helen on 2nd place! A deserved reward for your talent!
    April 6, 2011 at 6:15AM
    Helen Tan: Thanks everyone for your kind comments on the second place in Story of the Month. It's always an honour to be nominated and a greater pleasure to receive some votes. I appreciate the support.

    I will get there one day! =D

    Write on ...
    April 6, 2011 at 9:11AM

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