M.D. Missaiel

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M.D. Missaiel (aka Martin Missaiel, aka Mina Yehia Danial Missaiel) is an indie author, with a background in art and architecture. He was born in Egypt, grew up in Chicago, and based in the metro DC area. He focuses on arts, classics, history, and activism, all of which come together in his debut novel The Alternative History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire .

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Writing a Conflict in a Utopian Story

(MINOR SPOILERS: Best to read after reading The Alternate History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)Every plot needs a conflict, and every novel needs stakes. But how can you write a conflict into a utopia? What kind of struggle would a protagonist face in an alternate universe 1000 years more advanced than our own? In writing The Alternate History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Em Read more of this blog post »
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As history lovers, we have all at some point wondered about the "what if"s of historical events: What if Anne Boleyn had a son? What if the Axis had won the war? What if Rome never fell?

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