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National Novel Writing Month is Nigh

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 [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Writing|2 Comments

Happy 10th Birthday to Write from the Inside Out!

It’s my birthday—well, Write from the Inside Out’s birthday. Blow out the candles and I can cry if I want to! We’re 10 years old this month—can you believe it? Throughout this decade, my basic offerings haven’t much changed: editing, author mentoring and writing workshops. My first workshop in 2006 was a creative nonfiction class [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Writing|12 Comments

A Simple Approach for Beating Writer’s Block

Dave Baldwin of Raleigh (author/editor and content producer extraordinaire) is my guest blogger today and gives four takeaways on how you can beat writer's block by taking the focus off of yourself. Enjoy this blog and learn more about Dave at the bottom of this post. In the last ten years, social media, YouTube, podcasting, self-publishing, blogging [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Writing|0 Comments

How Do I Start My Book?

How do you start a book? A better way to put it would be, how do you eat an elephant? One page (or bite) at a time. Writing a book about your life is a daunting project and I’ve known some writers who started taking memoir workshops with me ten years ago and they still [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Writing|2 Comments

5 Ways to Stop Holiday Anxiety

This week’s guestblogger is Dave Baldwin of Raleigh: writer, content producer extraordinaire and Director of Customer Success for Raleigh-based software developer Buzz.Report. Today Dave gives us five tips on how to survive the holiday season if you're a writer. I've been doing a lot of travel this season and sometimes you can get more done while you wait on [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Blogging, Writing|0 Comments

How to Rock at Your First Writers’ Conference

The 2015 NC Writers’ Network Fall Conference (NCWN) is this weekend in Asheville. 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 will rock. It’s the 30th anniversary of the [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

Using #NaNoWriMo to Jump Start Your 2016

Professional reporter proofreading a text and checking errors late at night. This week’s guestblogger is  Dave Baldwin of Raleigh: writer, content producer extraordinaire and sales process architect. I’ve known Dave for over eight years after meeting at a publishing panel in Durham, North Carolina. Since then, we’ve collaborated on writing workshops, writing projects, referrals and [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Writing|1 Comment

5 Creativity Killers and How to Deal with Them

This week’s guestblogger is writer, content producer extraordinaire and sales process architect Dave Baldwin of Raleigh. I’ve known Dave for over eight years starting when he showed up at a publishing panel I was on in Durham. Since then, we’ve collaborated on writing workshops, writing projects, referrals and blogging. I consider him a great friend and he'll [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Creativity, Writing|1 Comment

Procrastination and the Art of the Deadline

This week’s guestblogger is writer, content producer extraordinaire and sales process architect Dave Baldwin of Raleigh. I’ve known Dave for over eight years starting when he was one of my open mic participants. Since then, we’ve collaborated on writing workshops, writing projects, referrals and blogging. I consider him a great friend and he'll be posting [...]

By | August 23rd, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, Writing|2 Comments

6 Steps for Getting Your Memoir Done

Sylvia Inks signs copies of her nonfiction book, Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur How do you start a book? A better way to put it would be, how do you eat an elephant? One page (or bite) at a time. Writing a book about your life is a daunting project and [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Writing|6 Comments
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