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Nobody Writes Alone

Alice Osborn In support of the North Carolina Writers’ Network “Nobody Writes Alone” campaign, the NCWN recently asked me to weigh-in on what the North Carolina Writers’ Network means to me and I responded! Here's my testimonial--enjoy! Fourteen years ago, I declared I was writer. It was time to finally go for it, but while [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Networking|2 Comments

Don’t Leave Cookies On the Table!

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 [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Networking|0 Comments

My First Writers’ Conference by Aruna Gurumurthy

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 [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Networking|2 Comments

How to Rock Your First Writers’ Conference

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 [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Networking|0 Comments

How to Take the Nightmare Out of Networking

If you want to be a super networker, focus on helping someone else every time you attend a networking event. I know networking events can seem scary, especially if you attend one alone and don’t know anyone there except the host. If you weren’t the popular kid in middle school or high school they can [...]

By | October 25th, 2015|Networking|0 Comments

5 Tips on How to Make a Living as an Author

The way to make money as an author is by first NOT making money—volunteering is the secret to your longevity as an author, writer, editor and/or teaching artist.   By doing so, you’ll gain the 3 C’s: CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE and COMPORTMENT, plus you'll get people to show up. If you don't have readers or an [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Networking|5 Comments

Give it Away!

The way to make money as an author is by first not making money—volunteering is the secret to your longevity as an author, editor and teaching artist.  While you’re writing your novel, memoir or poetry—which don’t generate any immediate income—you can convert your writing/editing skills/workshop into paid opportunities through your blog so you can gain [...]

By | February 23rd, 2015|Creativity, Networking, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Effectively Prepare For Your First Writers’ Conference

The 2014 NC Writers’ Network Fall Conference (NCWN) is this weekend in Charlotte. 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. At my first NCWN conference in 2003 in Wilmington, North Carolina, I worried that everyone would ask how much I [...]

By | November 17th, 2014|Networking|4 Comments

3 Ways to Find Your Best Client

In the eight years I’ve edited books for writers and have served as their writing coach, my best clients all have certain traits in common: they are college-educated lifelong learners, eat healthy foods, read, practice yoga and recycle without fail. They also believe they can make a difference in the world. With this knowledge and [...]

By | January 22nd, 2014|Networking|3 Comments

3 Simple Tips For Writing a Book Review

Today I present Susan Allison-Dean, my good friend who splits her time between Cary, North Carolina and Armonk, New York. Sue started taking writing classes with me three years ago and last year debuted her novel, I KNOW YOU’RE THERE. She's a former nurse, a current landscaper/gardener and is currently working on her second novel. [...]

By | January 14th, 2014|Networking|0 Comments