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My First Writers’ Conference by Aruna Gurumurthy

By | December 6th, 2016|Networking|

Hi, everyone, my name is Aruna Gurumurthy and I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to be Alice’s guestblogger today and write about the 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference that took place November 4-6 at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh, North Carolina.   Coming from a medical and scientific background, being part of [...]

From News & Observer: Raleigh Writer Pens ‘Star Wars’ Poetry Starring Boba Fett as a Recovering Alcoholic

By | November 27th, 2016|News|

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article60483126.html

9 Secrets to a Successful Book Launch Party by Sylvia Inks

By | November 22nd, 2016|Book Publicity|

Once you’ve finished writing and publishing your amazing book, you need to celebrate this important milestone with a book launch party!  Many new authors are so busy trying to meet the deadlines of their first book, that they don’t plan for this or think it’s necessary.  I certainly made that mistake and only realized that [...]

How to Rock Your First Writers’ Conference

By | October 31st, 2016|Networking|

The 2016 NC Writers’ Network Fall Conference (NCWN) is this weekend here in Raleigh Friday November 4 to Sunday November 6. Even if you are completely prepared, you might feel nervous, especially if it’s your first conference. Don’t worry; we’ve all been there. By reading this post, I’ll help you rock your first conference—and it [...]

National Novel Writing Month is Nigh

By | October 27th, 2016|Writing|

It’s time to get yourself rested up for the full contact sport of NaNoWriMo, starting Tuesday, November 1st. National Novel Writing Month (called NaNoWriMo for short) is where 200,000 writers around the world hash out a 50,000 word novel from Nov 1st to Nov 30th. November is also the month of National Blog Posting Month [...]

Get Your Foot in the Door at Local Bookstores

By | October 21st, 2016|Book Publicity|

Photo Credit: Steven Whitsitt Congratulations! You will have a published book soon—now begins the fun challenge of getting folks to buy your book and perhaps make it a best-seller! How do you go about doing this? First of all, take a look at your author brand. Who is your target audience? What does [...]

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

By | October 13th, 2016|Book Reviews|

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 [...]

Get More When You Ask More

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

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 [...]

Why I Love Editing

By | September 9th, 2016|Editor|

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 [...]

The Power in Saying No

By | September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 [...]