Intro to Comedy Writing with Alice Osborn

Location: Wake Tech, Northern Campus, 6600 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh,
Saturday, January 23, 2015 – DATE CHANGED TO January 30th Due to Inclement Weather
Time: 8:30 a.m. Woman Laughingto 4:30 p.m., Room: D225
Fee: $71.50
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Writing memorable comedy can be so rewarding and so terrifying all at the same time. Getting folks to laugh exposes the author to fear and anxiety, but usually these risks are worth the reward! In this all-day class with experienced author, editor and humorist Alice Osborn, you’ll learn basic comedy writing: the rule of 3s, timing, detail, absurdity and acute observation. What makes something funny or not funny? You’ll also learn how to best incorporate humor into your fiction, memoir and poetry. All writers at all levels of experience are welcome.

Daytime Fiction Class with Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609
Four consecutive Wednesday afternoons:  April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Bring your own lunch)
Fee: $129, spaces limited. Please register early.
Required Reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Suggested Reading: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (9th Edition)
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Want to write your novel this year? Sick and tired of the stops, starts and general non-motivation? Then jump into this four-part class and get accountability. Fiction begins with the main character wanting something so badly it hurts. Your job as the writer is to make life very difficult for your main character so a fresh and inventive story will emerge without cliché. Taught by experienced fiction editor Alice Osborn, in this month-long workshop, we’ll dive deep into the craft of storytelling, along with discussing point of view, setting, dialogue and pacing. Alice will give prompts to strengthen and support your work. Sharing will be highly encouraged. Intermediate fiction writers are encouraged to attend.

Correspondence Course with Alice Osborn for Fiction, Memoir and Poetry

$1800 for 12 months (that’s only $150/month!) — or $900 in two payments for Fiction and MemoirMailman
$900 for 12 months (that’s only $75/month!) — or $450 in two payments for Poetry
Self-paced year-long class begins April 15th 2016—April 15th 2017
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  • Do you want to write/finish your book this year?
  • Do you have a dream of getting published?
  • Do you need help navigating the publication maze?

This correspondence class is perfect for fiction, memoir and poetry writers who want a one-on-one writing/editing session with Alice, but don’t necessarily live in North Carolina or need more accountability with their writing practice. Writers submit 1 piece per month based on Alice’s emailed writing prompt, up to 20 pages, double-spaced (or up to two poems, single-spaced). Then the critique is emailed back to the participant. With published author Alice Osborn as your writing coach you’ll improve your writing and get published this year! Editor and author Alice Osborn will:

  • Help you with the writing process/ Be your accountability partner
  • Strengthen and tone your writing
  • Help you with marketing and publishing your book
  • Give you individualized lessons, coaching calls and feedback

Master the Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Horror Story with Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn

Location: Center for Excellence, 3803‐B Computer Dr. Ste. 106 Raleigh NC 27609
Two consecutive Thursday evenings: Thursday April 21 and Thursday April 28
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.—Light refreshments served
Fee: $149, spaces limited. Please register early.

Required reading: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
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Learn how to craft and structure stories in some of the most popular fiction genres: sci-fi, fantasy and horror. In this two-session workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice craft, POV, characterization, setting, and dialogue for the short story form. For aspiring novelists, short stories give you a place to practice new techniques, experiment with voice, and learn to develop strong scenes. Placing your stories gives you both publishing credits and the chance to earn some money. Join author and editors Belea T. Keeney and Alice Osborn who will give you specific tips on developing, writing, and eventually selling your work. Both authors have written and edited short stories for a variety of publishers and genres. This class is best-suited for writers who have previous writing experience and/or are avid readers of genre fiction who are interested in writing their own story. Required reading: All students are required to read Salem’s Lot by Stephen King by the second class for class discussion.


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.

Connect with Alice now by signing up for her E-zine to immediately receive FRE*E writing tips! You’ll also be plugged in to receive her monthly updates on writing news, events and more.


She’s available via email or through her Contact Page.