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A Dissertation Reality: What they DON’T tell you about writing a Dissertation

Assuming I have avid readers who read every post I submit here on my writing blog, people will know that I am currently neck-deep in writing my Postgraduate dissertation. The subject matter for this focuses on showing meaningful excerpts of my debut novel, ‘Life Before Death’ in the ‘Shattered Destinies’ series of books I have… Continue reading A Dissertation Reality: What they DON’T tell you about writing a Dissertation

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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Three

Three “… a Pharaoh’s cartouche is of the utmost importance…” Words and phrases broke into and out of my concentration in a repeated fashion while I scanned the library lazily, eyes finding remotely intriguing papyrus scrolls in their slots every so often. Every time I saw something that seemed unique or different, I fixated upon… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Three

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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Two

Two  At first light, I rudely awoke to the linen drapes being all but ripped from my east-facing window. Screwing my face up to greet the day, I proceeded to groan and curse into my bedsheets. “Menes will be expecting you.” Father’s unforgiving, clipped tone further roused me from a slumber that, as always, seemed… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter Two

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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter One

One “Your mother’s sickness shows no signs of improvement. The physician cannot do any more for her. I will go to pray for her passage to the afterlife.” A faint film of tears covers my father’s gemstone eyes, but he was quick to look away from me as he left the house with his prized… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies, Chapter One

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Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies

Here goes something. Namely, my latest writing project. I have been hard at work writing and putting together my debut novel; a book entitled ‘Life Before Death’. It is the second book in a trilogy named ‘Shattered Destinies’, and I am also using excerpts from this novel in progress for my Masters Dissertation. Historical fiction… Continue reading Life Before Death: Book II of Shattered Destinies

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Debut | Bite-Sized Fiction, VI

The final installment of my experiment with flash fiction! As always, please read it over and comment with feedback. I’ve had a lot of fun writing for this assignment, and want to know whether this form of prose is a good fit for me or not. For our last (and shortest) piece, the narrator finds… Continue reading Debut | Bite-Sized Fiction, VI