Alice Osborn’s Blog

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Get Out of Your Own Way

By | November 5th, 2017|Self Improvement|

I was in love at twenty-three years old. With a red Mustang. Palmetto Ford in Charleston had the one I wanted. I drove a white Fifth Avenue Chrysler that broke down inappropriately in Church’s Chicken parking lots or at the Piggly Wiggly. With its terrible turning radius I rammed it a few times into parking [...]

How to Get a Gig

By | July 21st, 2017|Performing|

  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 [...]

How to Value Yourself as the Awesome Author You Are

By | July 9th, 2017|Creativity|

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 [...]

Nobody Writes Alone

By | April 26th, 2017|Networking|

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 [...]

How Irish Dance Helps Me Get Out of My Own Way

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

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, [...]

How To Find the Right Client

By | March 3rd, 2017|Editor|

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 [...]

How the Right Criticism Can Make You Grow

By | February 23rd, 2017|Creativity|

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 [...]

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

By | February 16th, 2017|Self Improvement|

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 [...]

Why I Don’t Like to Garden or Cook

By | February 4th, 2017|Creativity|

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 [...]

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

By | January 31st, 2017|News|

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