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Overcoming a writing disaster

I still remember the moment it happened. ‘There’s a problem with the dissertation. Unfortunately, it didn’t pass.’ It was like being hit by not just one tonne of bricks, but a thousand, and not in one go either. Instead, it felt like a small child was throwing them one at a time against the back of my head as I tried to walk away with at least a shred of dignity and self-esteem.  Everything I had worked towards over the last four months was labelled as ‘a problem’. Which was actually quite flattering as it turned out there were so many problems they gave up writing feedback after page two. That must be a record? Either way, failure wasn’t something you’d expect from someone who had averaged B’s throughout their Master’s modules.That was the moment my life started to feel like it…

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