Author Archives: Alison Neuman

A Collaboration of Dimensions

When I wrote my first children’s book, Don’t Eat Family, I knew it was going to be a three book series. Well that was the plan to be determined by the response from the first book. The response was favourable … Continue reading

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Introducing The Sunset Syndrome

The Sunset Syndrome — Emily watched her husband of 60 years fight a battle with dementia and its related complications. A few years after his passing, she too is diagnosed with dementia. As Emily struggles with difficult decisions about her … Continue reading

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To Dust or Not To Dust

Most writers have a project they have written that is sitting in a computer or a drawer just collecting dust. Myself, I have two fiction manuscripts and two screenplays that I am very aware are still around. All are full … Continue reading

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A Gentle Reminder

“Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” ― Martha Graham Every person has an activity he or she loves. An activity that the person just ‘gets.’ For … Continue reading

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A Timely Gift

Every year I tell myself that this Christmas is going to be the year I’m going to invest time and put some effort into making a present for the special people on my list. Prior years I have failed, been … Continue reading

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Are you done yet?

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”  Ernest Hemingway No matter what the length of the project in front of me, at some point toward the end of the project, I always wonder, … Continue reading

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From Inspiration to Creation

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” – Somerset Maugham So a writer gets an idea in his or her head and the long journey … Continue reading

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Tools of a Wordsmith

Guest Post by Jaclyn Dawn I struggle to put words in a new pretty book. The pages are so clean and full of potential. Will what stains the pages be poetic, beautiful? Will it tell a story of love or … Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Authors, Writers and Book Lovers

The best ideas don’t just happen – it takes some dogged determination and supporters to make them work! Authors for Altruism is one such example. For the past couple of years, Rick Lauber and I have spearheaded this unique community … Continue reading

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Guest post by Erinne Sevigny Adachi. I’ve evaluated countless manuscripts over the years for writers who were ready for a professional, non-family/friend opinion on their work. The advice provided within those evaluations has fallen all over the map from talk … Continue reading

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