Allison M. Dickson

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Allison M. Dickson is the author of several well-reviewed independently published novels and short stories covering everything from horror and sci-fi to suspense.

Her major debut thriller, THE OTHER MRS MILLER, is due out from Putnam on 7/16/19! Learn more at her work at allisonmdickson.com.

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Allison M. Dickson It came down to a matter of compromise. The first ending (the short and sweet one) was the one suggested to me by the editor, and since it was my…moreIt came down to a matter of compromise. The first ending (the short and sweet one) was the one suggested to me by the editor, and since it was my first story, I was willing to go for it. After all, it was a thrilling ending and it made an impact. But ultimately I preferred the quieter and more haunting original ending I wrote, which is what went on to become the "alternate." I think it did a better job of explaining the nature of the GPS. So when I decided to self-publish the story, I figured it was a great time to post it with the alternate ending so people could decide which one they liked more.

I am always interested in what readers prefer. It seems to be more or less split down the middle.(less)
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April 6th 2008





I wrote a short story called "Aria." 




(I had to go back and double-check that date before starting this blog. I found it buried in the deepest recesses of my Gmail, the first draft I'd sent to a friend to read and tear apart. When I saw that the date on the email was, in fact, April 6th, I nearly had a heart attack. You'll understand why if you stick with me here.)





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“I've tried to explain to people that I don't 'love' writing any more than I 'love' breathing. It's something I do and it's something I need. If I thought about it as a love/hate thing, I probably would have quit long ago. And then died.”
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“Don't for once ever think that what you're doing is easy. If it feels that way, you're probably doing something wrong. Throwing words onto a page is easy. But writing, the real kind, is hard. It's damn hard.”
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“The hardest part of writing a story is making bad things happen to good people. The hardest part of writing horror is knowing that it won't really get better for them.”
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message 5: by Allison (last edited Apr 24, 2012 07:58AM)

Allison Dickson Hey folks! Vincent Hobbes put together a listopia for my work! Vote on your faves. I'm really curious what you all like! :)
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/19...


Allison Dickson Haha! If only!


Byron  'Giggsy' Paul can't wait for my copy of Dead Wives Tales to double in value.


Byron  'Giggsy' Paul ha. sometimes I think I spend more time reading reviews and comments on Goodreads than I do reading books


Allison Dickson I've been a member of GoodReads for awhile now, and I'm still pretty sure I have absolutely no idea how to use it.


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