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Posts on Alice’s book reviews of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and business books.

Face Fear and Find Faith

Today we welcome poet and educator Jo Taylor to Write from the Inside Out. Jo lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is extremely active in the state-wide North Carolina poetry community. She organizes the Sundry Poets readings at Quail Ridge Books (varying Sundays at 3pm--next one is Sunday April 6) in Raleigh and is the author of several poetry [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|Book Reviews|1 Comment

4 Surefire Ways To Get Your Book Reviewed

Today we’re featuring Paul Morin, publisher of Old Harbour Press, a small independent publisher in Greenville, North Carolina. Paul discusses garnering book reviews—I’m so glad he does because many of my author clients have posed this important question to me as well. Paul will also be joining us at Wonderland Book Club in 2014 on [...]

By | October 24th, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments

How to Write a Novel Over a Weekend

Today enjoy novelist, editor and Star Wars fan, Belea T. Keeney share one of her favorite books for laying out your novel's outline and story structure. Read on! Building a house? You’d use an architect’s blueprint, get a site plan, line up your subcontactors, right? Writing a novel? Try Robert J. Ray’s The Weekend Novelist [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments

How Much Do You Love People?

Enjoy Dave Baldwin's last guestpost here at Write From the Inside Out. Dave reviews How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeff Fox and discovers selling is not what everyone thinks it is.   Reading How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeff Fox felt somewhat like a much-needed cold shower or a dressing-down from a person in authority. [...]

By | August 20th, 2013|Book Reviews|1 Comment

4 Reasons to Read LEAN IN

What are women doing to sabotage their careers? Why aren’t there more female business leaders even though the same number of women as men are graduating from business school? Why are women dropping out of the workforce? These are great questions and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg addresses them all in her best seller, Lean In: [...]

By | August 5th, 2013|Book Reviews|3 Comments

Transcendental Telemarketer Book Review

Dreaming of exotic travel? The sun never sets on Beth Copeland’s poems in Transcendental Telemarketer. This remarkable collection explores the locales of India, Japan and Wake Forest, North Carolina and there's an added bonus: this book will also take you on a Zen journey of the sacred in the natural world.   The first section [...]

By | July 21st, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll Featured Book Review

Book Review Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll by S. Barton Cutter and Megan Cutter My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along.” --Rumi To create a memorable classic love story, you need to feel the love through the lens of unique characters. Barton [...]

By | July 15th, 2013|Book Reviews|3 Comments

Money Is Not A Motivator by Itself

Are you living your purpose every day? How are you making a difference in the world? Our guestblogger, Dave Baldwin reviewed Conscious Capitalism by Whole Foods' John Mackey and explores these ideas in today's post. Enjoy!   Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey came into my life at an opportune time, as I recently made the decision to start [...]

By | July 8th, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Join an Awesome Book Club

The Wonderland Book Club is now in its fifth year and every meeting boasts fantastic turn-outs—probably the best ever in the history of this book club. Not only do we host North Carolina authors every month and discuss their books, we also gather and share publication leads, locate critique groups, and buy/sell books and services [...]

By | July 1st, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Hank, Why Do You Drink?

How many times over the course of a week does someone ask you , "What do you do?" Instead of telling them that you're a writer, author, entrepreneur, or broke as hell, turn that question around and answer as if they ask you, "Why do you do what you do?" Dave Baldwin pens another fantastic [...]

By | June 10th, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments