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About Alice Osborn

Alice Osborn’s past educational (MA in English, NCSU and BS in Finance, VA Tech) and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet-singer/songwriter, book coach and editor of Wake Living magazine. In the past decade, Alice has taught writing workshops to thousands of aspiring fiction and memoir authors of nearly all ages from 9 to 90 both around the corner and across continents. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry. Previous collections are After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. A North Carolina Writers’ Network and NC Songwriters Co-op board member and a Pushcart Prize nominee her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. When she’s not editing or writing, Alice is an Irish dancer who plays guitar and violin. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, four loud birds and Mr. Nibbles, the guinea pig. Visit Alice's website at www.aliceosborn.com.

How to Get a Gig

  I’ve been a musician a very short time, but I’ve been performing, giving talks/workshops and crafting my brand for over a decade. If you want a paying music gig, almost the same rules apply for seeking professional speaking opportunities, which include having a strong website with videos, knowing your audience/platform and constantly invest in [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Performing|0 Comments

How to Value Yourself as the Awesome Author You Are

You feel like an imposter. You hear your inner voice whispering, “What makes you think you’re a writer? What makes you think you’re any good?” “Why would someone want to read anything I write?” How do you combat these voices and be the rock star author millions will read? How do you value yourself so [...]

By | July 9th, 2017|Creativity|0 Comments

Nobody Writes Alone

Alice Osborn In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, the NCWN recently asked me to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to me and I responded! Here's my testimonial--enjoy! Fourteen years ago, I declared I was writer. It was time to finally go for it, but while [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Networking|2 Comments

How Irish Dance Helps Me Get Out of My Own Way

As a kid, I did ballet and tap, but I wasn’t one of those girls who wore a bun at school or who did pliés while waiting for class to start. Back then, ballet and tap didn’t feel hard at all. I loved the once-a-year recitals because of the costumes, makeup, hair and bright lights, [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Performing, Self Improvement|2 Comments

How To Find the Right Client

Photo Credit: Steven Whitsitt When I first started my writing business back in 2006 I didn’t think about the kind of clients I wanted to attract. If they paid me, then they were great clients! I wouldn’t have thought it possible to turn away ANY client. These were the dark days of the [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Editor|2 Comments

How the Right Criticism Can Make You Grow

As a kid I hated getting criticism—it would fill me with shame because I wanted to be perfect and I usually knew exactly what I had done to deserve that criticism. I hated sending thank-yous to my grandma and aunt in France (I’m half French on my mom’s side) after Christmas because I felt that [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Creativity|0 Comments

You Just Launched a Book: 8 Tips to Make Tax Day Less Stressful

You Just Launched a Book: 8 Tips to Make Tax Day Less Stressful by Sylvia Inks, author of Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur Preparing for April 15 Tax Day is not always easy or fun, but what happens if you just launched a book and have book sales?  The biggest mistakes that most authors [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Self Improvement|0 Comments

Why I Don’t Like to Garden or Cook

When I moved away from home after living with my parents for four years my mom gave me a variety of cacti and succulents as parting gifts. Mom figured I couldn’t kill a cactus, but I killed all of them by overwatering them or leaving them out in too much shade. Even as our relationship [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Creativity|2 Comments

Alice’s HEROES WITHOUT CAPES is reviewed in the NC Literary Review 2017

I'm honored to be included in North Carolina Literary Review 2017--what a fabulous, insightful review of HEROES WITHOUT CAPES by Laura Sloan Patterson! Check out the journal HERE  My review starts on p. 115

By | January 31st, 2017|News|2 Comments

Alice and Her Music Got On TV Inauguration Day

While Alice Performed at Third Friday Durham at the Parlour in Durham she got on TV! Alice on TV January 20, 2017 WRAL video clip from Jan 20, 2017   Location:  The Parlour, 117 Market St., Durham, NC 27701 Friday, January 20, 2017   Alice Osborn performed her special blend of roots and Americana music [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments
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