How to Get Back into Writing After a Hiatus

How is writing like dancing? Well, both require a lot of determination, practice and talent. As an Irish dancer, I know this to be true. With dancing, as with writing, you get better the more you perform or send work out. You also get better the more open you are about trying new things and [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Creativity, Performing|1 Comment

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 [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Performing|0 Comments

5 Holy Secrets of Open Mics

Open Mic in Raleigh 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 [...]

By | December 15th, 2014|Performing|4 Comments

5 Essential Road Trip Tips for Authors

Alice's Poet license plate If you’ve just published your book, you’re likely to be hitting the road meeting folks from all over your state or adjoining states for book signings, conferences, festivals and book clubs. Is your car up to the task? Because nothing sucks more than your car breaking down as you’re [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|Performing|0 Comments

6 Ways to be an Awesome Featured Author

If you’re an author Open Mics are a great way to build your reading reputation and your platform. Don’t forget to bring your signup list and your books and business cards so you can build your audience. I’ve hosted an Open Mic reading series for a long and have recently joined forces with the Main [...]

By | October 28th, 2014|Performing|2 Comments

No More Wardrobe Malfunctions!

If you read your writing out loud in public you need to think of yourself as a performer–even if you’re reading at an open mic with five people. You’re on stage and you need to plan your lines as well as your appearance so you can attract the right energy.  Same goes if you if [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|Performing|7 Comments