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I am a medical doctor by profession. Born in south east Nigeria, I am currently practicing in the capital city of Abuja in Nigeria. My favorite authors are Robin Cook and John Grisham. I also read Scarpetta novels. I love crime thrillers and drama. I have unpublished fictional works, one of them titled 'Exceptional and Invincible'. I also write medical essays and articles, which include one currently in the New England Journal of Medicine. I desire to be a medical doctor with a knack for writing.

Story: PENANCE

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Q:
What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
A:
'Never give up writing'. My high school teacher tells me that each time I feel like dropping my pen. She is my mentor and had a huge impact in developing my writing skills when I was in school.
Q:
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
A:
Often,I have an outline in my head. But the ideas flow like adrenaline rush at times and I find it difficult to piece it all together. When I cool down though, it all makes sense!
Q:
How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
A:
Criticism is part of life. If a literary work is not critiqued, then it is not spicy enough. When I read the critic, I analyze it and know whether it is profitable or negative to my work and apply changes as need be.
Q:
America's Next Author has been running for almost 8 weeks. If you could re-submit now, would you change anything about your story?
A:
Perhaps my main character, Alex will not commit suicide. But that is the mystery of human nature. It can be very unpredictable at times.

Reviews

keni

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Good piece of work. A very creative and interesting read from an excellent author.

Chioma

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Nice one

Freddy umar

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Great story wonderful author quite an interesting read

Kwaz

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Wow! Simply Wow!

Charmer

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Brilliant! well done Ebeez, though i guessed from their first meeting that Fr. Crane was his dad :). Then too, he needn't have killed himself.

Achyke

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This is absolutely exceptional...... ‎​​I couldn't stop reading it...

Ada

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Amazing read.

Ekene

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Cool story. Well put tohether. Enjoyed reading it.

Engee

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Great piece of writing Bube!Suspense filled!never thought Alex would kill himself at the end,that was so suprising.I wish the story didn't have to end :(.Kudos fam!xx

SchoolFather

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This is an effort worthy of commendation. For a short length of literature, it does convey a great message.The climax is the best part, I didn't see that one coming. I must say that the reflections of the main character, the effect that his utterances had on Fr. Crane during their lunchtime and phone conversations, really does put the climax in perspective, come to think of it.The thoughts of Mr Alex, especially concerning life and the need or not to believe in God during life's tribulations, is actually a thought shared by many individuals today.I must say that the build up to the climax of it dragged on a tad more than I would have liked, and the punctuations would need to be modified in one or two sentences with missing words. A great story.

Chambs

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This is absolutely brilliant........ we should look out for people like father crane in our churches because they exist. once again good job.

Nekky

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Good piece. Couldn't stop reading till the end. Not sure why Alex had to kill himself. Punishing his father was not worth leaving his wife and kids like that surely? Father Crane is a hypocrite. Sadly, there are so many of them in churches these days.

Gigin

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Good piece of fiction. I wonder why the priest had to ignore his family? Never thought Alex would kill himself? That was out of the blue! Nevertheless, it just tells us that everyone has a dark side, only God's mercy saves us. Good job!

Don Mase

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Brilliant effort by Ebeez, suspense filled and intriguing. The next big thing for sure.

Busyfingers

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I think the plot could work with a different twist. There's potential, but Alex didn't quite fit the profile as someone who would commit suicide. His snapping suddenly on telling the story before the congregation didn't quite satisfy me. Had he been unhappy before then? If he had decided to ask some of his men to kill the man I think it might be more plausible. It was a little too dramatic and the lines he spoke, too preachy. Also, as head of police security in the community he struck me as having rather too much time on his hands- like for lunch. You do need to work on your punctuation. I had previously thought that any clergy called Father was Catholic, so I was thrown to hear Father Crane had a wife. There were also some unnecessary lines, like, Lo and behold, it was Fr. Crane! They were in his house for lunch, so who were they expecting to see? The exclamation point doesn't do anything for the scene, either. I think the piece needs quite a bit of work.

Big

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Master class....Scandalous, the next big thing on the heels of 50 shades of grey.

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