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Lydia Ugwu
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I just published my first novel!
It's been ten years in the making. Lots of writing, rewriting, revisions, rejections. And finally, it is finished! To order, go to Createspace Amazon

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Read of the Week - The Forgotten Heroes of the Ebola Crisis
Alexander Kaine was one of the young Liberian men who helped cremate bodies during the Ebola epidemic (photo credit: New York Times) Hi everyone,  Happy new year! I feel excited writing my first post for 2016.  This week's read is a very touching story abou...

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Five Lies You've Been Telling Yourself
Google images This morning I had an Aha! moment.  I was behind the wheel, thoughts swivelling through my head. Then, it hit me: the true meaning of success.  This is no exaggeration: I felt like doing an Archimedes - bounding down the street (fully clothed ...

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Writing isn't rewarding but...
Sometimes I ask myself, if I could go back in time and influence my destiny, would I choose to be a writer again? It's a difficult question because writing is my first love but it is not financially rewarding. I remember writing my first book at the age of ...

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Read of the Week - The darker Consequences of Playing Football
This week's pick is a more poignant read. To the outside world, football or American football players are the definition of masculine strength, athleticism and success. Behind the scenes, players can pay a hefty price with their bodies, health and even thei...

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Making the case for Men's Rights, or 'Menism'
It is not only women that are oppressed, men are oppressed too; it's just that they don't moan about it." I took a mental pause when my brother said this. "Really?"  "Yeah!" All at once, my Dad and brothers started talking: Men do not get to enjoy exclusive...

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Read of the Week - The Evil Genius of Robert Clive
Robert Clive We kick off our new series "Read of the Week" with an article from The Guardian, UK. This week's extensively-long read, delves into the unsavoury history of the East India Country - led by the sociopath, Robert Clive - and their unfettered loot...

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A New Series begins on Fresh Angle!
It's March already! But still, I must start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR . Hope your year has been an exciting one so far. Mine has been very fascinating. Working on a number of projects which I'm excited about. Unfortunately, my shifting priorities place Fresh...

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Don't bother writing Resolutions for 2015
Photo credit: Google Seriously, before you begin the pointless exercise of writing 151 things that you're going to achieve in 2015, you better save yourself the ink and paper. Chances are, you've  been writing 100 to-do things every year, and at the end of ...

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If you want to Succeed, See yourself as a Commodity!
Photo credit: Google I've known my friend M.J for a year now, but it's only recently that I've begun to notice peculiar things about him. He's very intelligent, knowledgeable, and has a photographic memory.  I told him he's like an iceberg, taciturn and res...
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