Authors: Read This Before You Visit a Book Club

You’re an author who’s accepted an invitation to appear before a book club—now what? Connecting with your readers through book clubs is a smart marketing strategy. Not only are you going to sell some books, you’re also strengthening reader loyalty while you’re playing the long game in terms of attracting raving fans for your next…

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The Amalgamist by Cristel Orrand, A Book Review

Thank you so much, Laura Azzi, a fine artist/teacher and novelist, for your book review this week: The Amalgamist by Cristel Orrand of Raleigh, North Carolina. Laura also lives in Raleigh and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members.   And now to Laura’s review of…

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5 Things I Learned from the Dream It Do It Women’s Writing Retreat

Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. Laura was one of my 10 Dream It Do Women’s Writing Retreat participants and…

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5 Blunders of a First-Time Author

No one is born knowing how to write, publish and market a novel–it’s a huge undertaking that can be very scary. After publication, your baby is now out in the world for everyone to judge your creativity and your missteps. Ouch! In my experience many would-be authors shrink at the thought of publishing and give…

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The Dry Grass of August by A.J. Mayhew Book Review

Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. While I’m off hosting my second annual Dream It, Do It Women’s Writing Retreat this…

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Alice’s Secrets to Success

Alice’s Secrets to Success

It’s my birthday—well, Write from the Inside Out’s birthday. Blow out the candles! We’re 8 years old this month—can you believe it? Throughout the years, my basic offerings haven’t much changed: editing, author mentoring and writing workshops. My first workshop in 2006 was a creative nonfiction class at Edible Art next to the Royal Bean…

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The Secret to Joining the Wonderland Book Club

That’s the thing–there’s no secret to joining the Wonderland Book Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. All you have to do is show up  (and we’re free)! Thanks to the News & Observer posting the Wonderland Book Club in their “Triangle Reads” section, our Meetup group’s numbers have swelled from a hundred members to over 150. I can…

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Hiding Gladys by Lee Mims Book Review

  Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. While I’m taking some time off from blogging and decompressing the North Carolina…

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A Bowl of Rice: A Book Review

Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your reviews with us here. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. Today we’re featuring her review…

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