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  • Boost your writing productivity!

    “Discover the secret to unlocking your writing potential with the Pomodoro Technique and the Zeigarnik Effect. Learn how to conquer procrastination, stay focused, and boost creativity by breaking your writing sessions into manageable intervals and deliberately leaving tasks unfinished. Elevate your productivity and motivation in the world of words!”

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  • Captivating Novel Introductions: Writing the Perfect Opening Line!

    “Unlock the secrets to crafting the perfect opening line for your novel with our guide. Learn from timeless examples in literature and discover how to captivate readers from the very first sentence. Dive into the art of intrigue, atmosphere, and emotion to create an opening that leaves a lasting impression. Your journey to writing a…

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  • ManyBooks Author of the Day 29/11/2023!

    Daniel Pugsley – Exciting Historical Adventure Set in Babylon | ManyBooks Posted on 29th of November, 2023 by Naomi Bolton Daniel is a history nerd with a passion for all things historical fiction. As an English and ESOL teacher, he spent a decade living in Italy, Japan, Poland and the UAE. He is now back in…

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  • 10 Book Marketing Strategies I’ve Tried!

    Introduction As authors, we all want as many people as possible to read our books. However, in a saturated market, it takes a lot of effort to get noticed. Marketing a historical fiction novel is especially hard. Some research suggests that on average, you need to get in front of as many as 1,000 people…

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  • Historical Novel Society Author Interview

    Check out this interview with Ellen Irwin at the Historical Novel Society INTERVIEW BY ELLEN IRWIN Daniel Pugsley is a college lecturer in ESOL and English. He spent a decade living and working in Italy, Japan, Poland, and the UAE. When not lecturing, he performs proofreading, beta-reading, and coaching services for historical fiction and fantasy authors.…

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  • Alittum

    Born: Eshnunna, 1774 BCE Position: Priestess of Ishtar Family: Niece of Muna, High Priestess of Ishtar Young life As an only child, Alittum was devoted to her parents. She grew up in a relatively poor part of Eshnunna, near the river, though her family were never close to starvation. This was largely due to aunt…

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  • Authentic weapons in fiction

    Bani’s Sword It was very difficult to research the exact type of weapons and armour used in the Old Babylonian period. The weapons wielded by Bani and his Red Swords in Son of Babylon are a blend of two iconic weapons. These are the Egyptian Khopesh, and the Mesopotamian Sickle Sword. Bani’s blade Lion’s Roar…

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  • Editorial Reviews

    Daniel Pugsley – Son of Babylon – Raven の Nest (wordpress.com) Son of Babylon is the first book of a saga that will bring us back to the 18th century BCE, following the life of the young Bani in Babylon. For the beginning of the series, I have to say we are really off to…

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  • Old Babylonian Weddings

    Introduction In Son of Babylon, we see an old Babylonian wedding, and the feast following another. In researching this chapter, I leaned heavily on the work of Dr Samuel N Greengus, and his article Greengus, S. “Old Babylonian Marriage Cereminies and Rites.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 20, no. 2 (1966): 55-72 I will not include…

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  • How to Self Publish a Book!

    This article will show you step by step how to self publish your book!

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