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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.

Tending Body and Soul Through Art, The Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma, a Book Review

Naomi Ardea’s The Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma: Tending Body and Soul Through Creativity, Nature, and Intuition is about reclaiming the inner child’s desire to play and cast off the weight and horror of past trauma and abuse. As Ms. Ardea so carefully writes, healing your trauma is a process and there’s no magic [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Get More When You Ask More

Do you ask for what you want or do you say, “Nah, that’s too much trouble and besides…they’ll say ‘no’ anyway.” WRONG. BAD ATTITUDE. Yes, it may cost you a little pride if you ask for something and the decision maker says “no,” but who cares? You bothered to ask and there’s a big chance [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Book Publicity, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Why I Love Editing

Mark Twain reads Alice's HEROES WITHOUT CAPES at the Book Bar in N Raleigh My name is Alice and I’m a born editor, AND a very picky reader. You’ll often find me at my editing home: the dining room table perched over my laptop frequently straightening out my posture, wearing my editing glasses—my [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Editor|2 Comments

The Power in Saying No

This month has been crazy productive (aka busy) and I thought a good way to put it all in perspective was to make a blog post out of it. I was recently asked the question, “What is one piece of advice that you would give to your younger writer self?”   The answer:   When [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How the Right Criticism Can Help You Grow

I love teachers who kick my butt—means they care, right? That’s how you grow. I have teachers who are invested in my learning and aren’t lazy—it takes effort to give constructive criticism. Now that the Olympics have ended, I’m sure all the gold medal athletes had caring coaches who didn’t hold back when their charge [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Creativity|2 Comments

4 Lessons from Star Wars

It’s no secret I love Star Wars: you may already know that from my Star Wars comic book skirt, to my Boba Fett necklace, to my Boba Fett keychain, or me talking up the Star Wars mythology every chance I get. Star Wars is my world and it’s how I learned everything that’s important like [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Self Improvement|4 Comments

How to Read Your Poetry Like a Rock Star

Have you ever considered reading a poem at an open mic or at a luncheon, formal occasion or at church—poetry creates meaning from a sometimes meaningless world. You can either recite the poem or read it. Poetry can also inspire others to act and to change their minds—don’t we all want more of this? But [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Performing|2 Comments

Happy 10th Birthday to Write from the Inside Out!

It’s my birthday—well, Write from the Inside Out’s birthday. Blow out the candles and I can cry if I want to! We’re 10 years old this month—can you believe it? Throughout this decade, my basic offerings haven’t much changed: editing, author mentoring and writing workshops. My first workshop in 2006 was a creative nonfiction class [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Writing|12 Comments

6 Ways to Value Yourself As a Writer

You feel like an imposter. You hear voices telling you, “What makes you think you’re a writer? What makes you think you’re any good?” How do you combat these voices and be the rock star author millions will read? How do you value yourself so others value you? Read on!   I haven’t been hearing [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Creativity|4 Comments

Don’t You Dare Double Space After a Period!

It’s time for my annual “Don’t Double Space After a Period” post. I love posting this blog again as a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for my current and future editing clients. While taking out double spaces from manuscripts is not a big deal anymore, you don’t need to do it at all! *** Scroll down [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Editor|6 Comments
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