Author Archives: Alison Neuman

Housecleaning

There is nothing like the feeling of a new idea or character popping into your head. There is excitement to create the new project and to begin the new journey. This is one of my favourite parts of being a … Continue reading

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Creative Versus Academic Writing

Currently, my year is divided up into which genre of writing time permits me to explore. From September to the end of April, I’m a university student and 90% of my writing time is used doing academic essays. May to … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Communications Class

Guest Post by Jaclyn Dawn I teach communications at both NAIT and MacEwan. I love what I teach. However, the expressions on my students’ faces when I introduce the grammar portion of my classes tell me the love isn’t exactly … Continue reading

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A Year of ‘No’

My entire life I have been a person who jumps into new projects and then has to try and figure out things along the way. It is like jumping into a the shallow end of a swimming pool and trying … Continue reading

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Editing – Making You and Your Writing Look Better

By: Rick Lauber – Author of Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide So, you have written a stellar story and it’s now ready for publication, right? Perhaps, but your work first requires editing. Editing can greatly enhance … Continue reading

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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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