posts about writing for writers of both business and creative works

Writers are Heroes

While you’re writing your novel or memoir about your hero on the page, you’re also becoming a hero. You may not think of yourself as a hero: heroes are guys who rush into burning buildings while everyone else cries or they pop a grenade into a machine gun nest to save their buddies’ lives. But [...]

By | March 29th, 2014|Creativity, Writing|0 Comments

How to Create Rock Star Fiction

True Detective fan created poster by Cameron S.: http://itsh.bo/1fhlTnr I’m easily obsessed over a great story. Star Wars. Game of Thrones. Frozen. True Detective. You know I’m obsessed if I’m either wearing apparel from said show or have added the show’s theme to my ringtone. Back in January, I almost didn’t want to start [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|Writing|1 Comment

How to Stop Being a Serious Poet

If you attend a Tyler Johnson poetry reading you are guaranteed to be entertained. Tyler, of Carrboro, North Carolina, is an accomplished musician on the guitar, mandolin and banjo, as well as a seasoned folk and contra dancer. At his readings, he will get you moving with his melodies. Our paths crossed when he found [...]

By | February 11th, 2014|Writing|0 Comments

Five Ways to Make Time for Your Writing

Today we welcome author and lifecoach Elaine Bayless of Raleigh, NC. I first met Elaine back in 2010 at a women’s networking group and about a year later she became one of my most ardent supporters of my workshops and programs! Thanks, Elaine! Elaine’s writing is warm, funny, and inspirational like her many retreats and [...]

By | January 31st, 2014|Writing|2 Comments

5 Things I’ve Learned as a Debut Novelist

Thank you so much, Anne Barnhill for guestblogging here at Write from the Inside Out! Anne will be our featured author at Wonderland Book Club next November 21, 2014. Take it away, Anne! First, I’d like to thank Alice Osborn for hosting me on her blog. It’s a privilege to be here. It took me [...]

By | October 29th, 2013|Writing|2 Comments

Don’t You Dare Double Space After a Period!

Are you still double spacing after you end a sentence? Well, stop! All of the style guides The Chicago Manual of Style, the AP Stylebook, and the Modern Language Association (MLA) except for the American Psychological Association want you to space only once after you end a sentence. I know, I know, it may be really hard [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|Writing|11 Comments

How to Awaken the Imagination in Writing and Business

This month, I read a book that completely changed my outlook on writing, business, and life in general. From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler is a practical discussion about the art of writing a novel, but the principles that Butler discusses apply equally to every kind of writing—and they translate to other disciplines [...]

By | May 13th, 2013|Writing|0 Comments

How to Recover from Burnout

Author AlexSandra Lett   What transpires when a writer can no longer write? This is what happened to me in January a few months ago. While I have always looked forward to the post-holiday revitalization to reignite my creative juices and recharge my body, mind, and spirit, this year the relief did not [...]

By | April 22nd, 2013|Writing|4 Comments

Write Now! TAF Conference Helps Writers Grow

Today we bring you Kristy Stevenson, a talented freelance writer and editor based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kristy is an active member and volunteer of TAF (Triangle Area Freelancers) and can’t wait to share with you all of the details of this year’s Write Now! TAF Nonfiction Conference on Saturday, April 20th at Wake Technical [...]

By | March 18th, 2013|Writing|Comments Off on Write Now! TAF Conference Helps Writers Grow

Distilling a Life into a Book: A Behind the Scenes Look at The Book of Asher

Today we welcome Sonia Usatch-Kuhn, author of The Book of Asher: Memoirs of A Passionate Jewish Life. Originally from Long Island, Sonia now makes her home in Fuquay-Varina. I’ve known Sonia for six years and in that time she’s amazed me with her writing, tenacity, improv, humor and joie de vivre! I remember when Sonia [...]

By | March 4th, 2013|Writing|2 Comments