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Alice and Her Music Got On TV Inauguration Day

By | January 31st, 2017|News|

While Alice Performed at Third Friday Durham at the Parlour in Durham she got on TV! Alice on TV January 20, 2017 WRAL video clip from Jan 20, 2017   Location:  The Parlour, 117 Market St., Durham, NC 27701 Friday, January 20, 2017   Alice Osborn performed her special blend of roots and Americana music [...]

Don’t Leave Cookies On the Table!

By | January 23rd, 2017|Networking|

Do you ask for the sale/opportunity? Every time? Or do you think, “That’s too much trouble and they’ll say ‘no’ anyway.” These last 10 days I’ve chosen to ask for the sale since I don’t want to be saddled with 15 cartons of Girl Scout cookies. You see, my third grade daughter, Erin, chose a [...]

4 Lessons from Alexander Hamilton

By | January 12th, 2017|Self Improvement|

Today was Alexander Hamilton’s 252nd birthday; he was born January 11, 1755 on the little Caribbean island of Nevis. This founding father, who didn’t have much of a father and arrived in New York at age 17 by himself, became George Washington’s right-hand man during the American Revolution, engineered the American economy, wrote 51 of [...]

My 2016 Year-End Wrap Up

By | December 31st, 2016|Creativity|

Yes, 2016 will go down as a crazy-ass year that had some major, major lows (bye Carrie Fisher!), but I’d like to declare 2016 as my year of getting more selective. This year I became more selective with how I acquired clients and I became more selective with where I spent my free time so [...]

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 [...]

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