Free Critique Session with Alice and Belea

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 
ThursAlice Osborn, Raleigh Authorday, July 23, 2015 Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
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Fee: FREE, but you must register prior to the session. Limit 12.
How do you know your manuscript is publication-ready? Come join us at this critique session with experienced editors/authors Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn so you can get your novel, poetry or memoir off of the ground. After your individual session you’ll walk away knowing what’s working and what’s not working with your masterpiece-in-progress.


One Day Women’s Writing Workshop/Retreat: Focus on Memoir

Location: Private home in North Raleigh (you’ll receive the directions once your registration is complete)
Sunday, July 26, 2015    Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $99, spaces limited. Please register early.   Includes coffee in the morning and a lovely dessert with a glass of wine (please bring your own lunch)

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Give yourself the gift of a full day to dive into memoir writing—the story of your life. In the morning, Alice Osborn will lead a comprehensive workshop that answers the question: we all have a story to tell, but how can we make it compelling enough so that others will want to read it? After lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to write for tmemoirhree uninterrupted hours in the afternoon on the work you accomplished in the morning, or on continuing pages you brought with you. Capping off the afternoon will be an open mic with moderated feedback provided by Alice. This workshop/retreat is facilitated by published author and workshop leader, Alice Osborn, who has been teaching memoir for over a decade locally and internationally. Your retreat host is Lynda Chambers, award-winning visual artist and poet. All participants will leave with several new pages in this creative, yet casual atmosphere. Intermediate writers welcome—intermediate writers are those who set aside time each week to write, have publicly shared their work and who have taken a few writing classes (prior publication is a not a requirement to be an intermediate writer).


Write Your Memoir in 6 Weeks: An Intensive Workshop with Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NCOct Memoir Classes 011
Thursday, August 13 to Thursday, September 17, 2015 (Class meets for 6 Thursdays)
Time: 11:30am—1:30pm—Bring your lunch! Tuition: $99
Required Reading: No Rehearsal: A Memoir by Brenda Bartella Peterson
Additional editing package is $250
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Get on track with finally writing your memoir with Write Your Memoir in 6 Weeks where you’ll have in-class writing exercises and feedback to help you construct your memoir and build upon your foundation. Move forward in the direction you want to go by creating a memoir that will dazzle your readers using the Hero’s Journey and turning points. While we’re together, we’ll also read No Rehearsal: A Memoir by Brenda Bartella Peterson. This workshop is best-suited for writers who have previous writing experience or who have been working on their memoirs. Participants bring their own lunch. If you’d like Alice to edit your memoir pages during the class, consider purchasing the $250 editing package (valued at $800) which includes up to 60 pages or 25,000 words.


Sharpen Your Writing: Master Class in Advanced Fiction and Memoir Craft Techniques

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 9-4pm. Please bring your own brown bag lunch.
Fee: $99    To Register, Click Here

When you write your memoir, you are the rock star of your story. When you write fiction, your characters are the rock star of your story. In this all-day workshop with editors/authors Alice Osborn and Belea T. Keeney, you’ll learn how you can harness the power of your inner rock star by charting your narrative arc, finding your theme and giving your characters a strong voice. Dialogue, scene vs. summary, passive voice, point of view, motivation, backstory, and characterization will also be covered. After completing this workshop you’ll be ready to focus on your manuscript with laser precision to bring out a novel or memoir your readers will enjoy and remember. We invite all levels of writers to join us.


Refunds, Cancellations and No Show Policy

Revised Refund Policy as of 1/22/15

Any refunds will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the workshop fee or will receive a full credit toward a future workshop if cancelled more than 5 days before the workshop. Cancellations made one to five business days before the workshop forfeit the entire tuition or will receive a 50% credit toward a future workshop. No shows and cancellations made the day of the event (or after) forfeit the entire tuition and any future credit.


Alice Osborn will help you get your novel published and adored by your readers.

Alice is THE professional editor and published author to help you get famous through publication.

Alice Osborn, Raleigh AuthorShe will help you achieve success and confidence with editing, writing workshops, and mentoring to help you achieve your writing goals. If you need one-on-one coaching, Alice offers mentoring that can turn you from a writer into an author. She is THE expert you can trust and who will be honest and fair with you.

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