Persistence Pays Off for Author Kim Church

Today I’m hosting author Kim Church on Write from the Inside Out. Kim lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she divides her time between writing and practicing law. Her debut novel, Byrd, is getting rave reviews and just won the Crook’s Corner 2014 Book Prize, which honors a debut book set in the American South.…

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12 Tips for Bolder Writing–Right Now!

We all want to be better, more capable writers and it all starts with cleaner prose that closes up the distance between the author and the reader. Use this check list the next time you’re self-editing your fiction, as well as your memoir and poetry. You’re welcome!         Use strong nouns and…

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4 Tips for a Writing Mom to Stay Sane

How are you doing at balancing work and family? As an entrepreneur, mom, and wife some weeks are manageable and some are particularly stressful. Here are some of my tips to keep your life in balance without facing burnout.         How far is the gig? I look at the distance from my…

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Calming the Butterflies: 5 Tips to Conquer Stage Fright

I’m thrilled to welcome my very good friend Dori Staehle of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, to Write from the Inside Out. Dori holds her MBA and is a very successful business coach/speaker/drum therapist/ADHD specialist. She’ll also be a first-time author this year! In addition to these talents, Dori has booked bands for many years and today…

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Year End Wrap Up 2014

How did 2014 measure up for you? At the end of 2014 I made good on all almost of my promises: to get my book of poetry done, improve on my violin/guitar/Irish dance, get more of my new poetry published, win at Table Topics in Toastmasters, host a three day women’s writing retreat in Asheville…

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4 Tips for New Authors from Eleanora E. Tate

Hello readers, I’m thrilled to publish this interview with North Carolina treasure, author Eleanora E. Tate, featuring her charming collection of short stories, Don’t Split the Pole. In this space Eleanora shares her wisdom on writing a book and her “Tate Tips”—invaluable advice if you’re an aspiring author. Eleanora’s full bio and book blurb follow…

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5 Holy Secrets of Open Mics

I’ve had the pleasure of leading literary open mics in my writers’ community since 2009. Recently, I’ve joined forces with the Main Street Rag Raleigh Reading Series which hosts a monthly open mic and a featured author at So & So Books in downtown Raleigh. I’ve learned a lot since the first one I hosted.…

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What Does a Book Editor Do Anyway?

I recently received an email from several authors interested in vetting my services. I know they studied my Manuscript Editing Services page on my website, but they wanted to dig deeper with some good questions such as how long I’ve been editing, what are my preferred genres, and how many books I have edited. They also…

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5 Ways to Keep On Truckin’ After Rejection

Today author Rachel Weaver (Point of Direction) joins us at Write from the Inside Out to share her tips on writer rejection. Rachel is an author, editor and educator who lives in the Denver area.  As writers, we all get rejected and it’s definitely part of the job. As a result of her talent and…

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