Philip Mackenzie


I have entered my late thirties and have hit a evaluation period of my life. I have found myself steered towards attempting to write essays and hopefully short stories.I hope to produce work that interests some and welcome all reviews, advice or criticism.

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From Adversity to Leadership
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A short tale of how from a bad start in life, with a bit of help from fate, great things can be achieved.
Dipping into a darkened soul
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief look into one man's thoughts on depression, and the paths that have led him to where he stands today.

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depression    fate    hope    soul   

Philip Mackenzie's favorite authors on Smashwords

Mark Goodwin
Latest book: The Rain Monsters. Published February 14, 2016. (4.00 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Philip Mackenzie

  • The Ultimate Guide to Distinguish a Canadian from an American on Sep. 24, 2011

    I hope to one day visit Canada and with great luck stumbled upon this highly informative guide. With this by my side on my travels I feel safe in the knowledge that I will be able to safely navigate the treacherous waters of American/Canadian distinction.
  • Don't Cry If You Don't Try on Oct. 01, 2011

    This read has provoked some interesting thoughts and memories. It has made me realise that I do not have enough "seeds" to nurture and has nudged me enough to look at the pathways ahead. Many thanks to Mark for sharing his experiences and and allowing us to take a few steps with him.
  • The Diary of Moses Jenkins on Oct. 02, 2011

    The title gives no indication of where this tale leads. A good story that holds the reader in a querying state till the end.
  • Thoughts About Life and How To Improve It on Oct. 02, 2011

    I have spent a while in thought before assembling this review as I wanted to convey my feelings. The essay is a slash into some of the authors feelings,experiences and personal philosophies. Although the reader may not agree with some of the propositions they are put across in a way that makes you pause and think. This essay can mean many things to people on very different paths, personally it opened some rawness followed by some inspiration and hope. Any piece of writing that incites this amount of introspection for me deserves a five star rating.
  • Ziggy Two Step - Courier Extraordinaire on Oct. 08, 2011

    Phew... I think i am more out of breath than Ziggy. A fast paced tale that zigs and zags with humorous aplomb and the cliffhanger ending leaves you wanting to see more from our unfortunate leading man.
  • My House of Life on Oct. 12, 2011

    Another piece of interesting writing. As in the authors previous non-fiction works this creates questions for the reader. I am very keen on the compartmentalising concept and will be taking some time to build my own "house"