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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.

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

Don’t Leave Cookies On the Table!

Do you ask for the sale/opportunity? Every time? Or do you think, “That’s too much trouble and they’ll say ‘no’ anyway.” These last 10 days I’ve chosen to ask for the sale since I don’t want to be saddled with 15 cartons of Girl Scout cookies. You see, my third grade daughter, Erin, chose a [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Networking|0 Comments

4 Lessons from Alexander Hamilton

Today was Alexander Hamilton’s 252nd birthday; he was born January 11, 1755 on the little Caribbean island of Nevis. This founding father, who didn’t have much of a father and arrived in New York at age 17 by himself, became George Washington’s right-hand man during the American Revolution, engineered the American economy, wrote 51 of [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Self Improvement|4 Comments

My 2016 Year-End Wrap Up

Yes, 2016 will go down as a crazy-ass year that had some major, major lows (bye Carrie Fisher!), but I’d like to declare 2016 as my year of getting more selective. This year I became more selective with how I acquired clients and I became more selective with where I spent my free time so [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Creativity|7 Comments

My First Writers’ Conference by Aruna Gurumurthy

Hi, everyone, my name is Aruna Gurumurthy and I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to be Alice’s guestblogger today and write about the 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference that took place November 4-6 at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh, North Carolina.   Coming from a medical and scientific background, being part of [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Networking|2 Comments

From News & Observer: Raleigh Writer Pens ‘Star Wars’ Poetry Starring Boba Fett as a Recovering Alcoholic

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article60483126.html

By | November 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

9 Secrets to a Successful Book Launch Party by Sylvia Inks

Once you’ve finished writing and publishing your amazing book, you need to celebrate this important milestone with a book launch party!  Many new authors are so busy trying to meet the deadlines of their first book, that they don’t plan for this or think it’s necessary.  I certainly made that mistake and only realized that [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Book Publicity|1 Comment

How to Rock Your First Writers’ Conference

The 2016 NC Writers’ Network Fall Conference (NCWN) is this weekend here in Raleigh Friday November 4 to Sunday November 6. Even if you are completely prepared, you might feel nervous, especially if it’s your first conference. Don’t worry; we’ve all been there. By reading this post, I’ll help you rock your first conference—and it [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Networking|0 Comments
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