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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What the Zhang Boys Know: A Book Review

Today we welcome fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. 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 of Clifford Garstang’s novel in stories, What the Zhang Boys Know.…

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How To Stay Grounded After Abandonment

Today we welcome back poet and educator Jo Taylor to Write from the Inside Out. Jo lives in Raleigh and is extremely active in the North Carolina poetry community. She organizes the Sundry Poets reading at Quail Ridge Books and is the author of several poetry chapbooks, most recently High Ground.We’re very lucky to have…

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Lessons from a First Time Novelist

Today we welcome Heather Cobham of Oriental, North Carolina, to Write from the Inside Out. Besides being an author, she’s a licensed clinical social worker and works as a counselor in a private practice in New Bern, North Carolina. I’ve known Heather for over 7 years when she lived in Raleigh and we attended a women’s…

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Spring Mini Blog Tour: 4 Questions Answered

Spring Mini Blog Tour: 4 Questions Answered

If you’re an author, it’s quite common to be asked about your next project. And if you’re an author, you’ve always have homework to do! This is the reasoning behind this spring mini blog tour where authors answer four questions about their upcoming work. I’m honored to be tagged by Megan Cutter, co-author with her…

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