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Get Your Foot in the Door at Local Bookstores

Photo Credit: Steven Whitsitt Congratulations! You will have a published book soon—now begins the fun challenge of getting folks to buy your book and perhaps make it a best-seller! How do you go about doing this? First of all, take a look at your author brand. Who is your target audience? What does [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Book Publicity|2 Comments

Are You Addicted To Being Busy?

This topic makes me very uncomfortable because I am addicted to being busy. I feel weird and disjointed if I’m not working at all hours, if don’t have 10 projects stacked up, if I’m not stressed out. And when I’ve got downtime, I volunteer so I have something to do—crazy! But this is wrong. I [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Creativity|4 Comments

What Would Boba Fett Do (WWBFD)?

by Anton van Dort To know me is to know I love Boba Fett, the most notorious bounty hunter in the Star Wars galaxy. I write Boba Fett poetry, some of which is published, and of course there's a whole slew of Boba Fett poetry in my new book of poems, Heroes without [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Creativity|4 Comments

How to Set Better Boundaries

Six years ago I emceed a monthly open mic, a monthly morning networking writing group and book club. I also led a weekly women’s networking referral group. I had client work due on a Thursday, the same day as the morning networking group, and had to tell the client I couldn’t finish her work. It [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Editor|2 Comments

My New Book is Almost Out–Heroes without Capes

It’s exciting when your new book is about to be published. Heroes without Capes will available for pre-orders for only a few more weeks. What that means is that you get a $6.50 discount off the book’s retail price of $14 and it will shipped to you as soon as it is published—which will be [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|Book Launch|1 Comment

How to Enjoy a Poem: Happy Poetry Month

  Happy National Poetry Month! We're almost at the half-way point~I was graciously interviewed by Lidy Wilks of iheartallstories to celebrate the 30 days of Poetry Month. Enjoy and hope you learn something new about me~ What was the first poem you’ve ever read? All of the Mother Goose nursery rhymes were my favorites when I [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Creativity|4 Comments

5 Tips on How to Make a Living as an Author

The way to make money as an author is by first NOT making money—volunteering is the secret to your longevity as an author, writer, editor and/or teaching artist.   By doing so, you’ll gain the 3 C’s: CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE and COMPORTMENT, plus you'll get people to show up. If you don't have readers or an [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Networking|5 Comments

4 Tips for a Writing Mom to Stay Sane

How are you doing at balancing work and family? As an entrepreneur, mom, and wife some weeks are manageable and some are particularly stressful. Here are some of my tips to keep your life in balance without facing burnout.         How far is the gig? I look at the distance from my [...]

By | January 13th, 2015|Creativity|5 Comments

5 Things I Learned from the Dream It Do It Women’s Writing Retreat

Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. Laura was one of my 10 Dream It Do Women’s Writing Retreat participants and [...]

By | August 25th, 2014|Creativity|0 Comments

The Dry Grass of August by A.J. Mayhew Book Review

Today we welcome back fine artist/teacher and novelist Laura Azzi to Write from the Inside Out. Laura lives in Raleigh, NC, and is extremely active in the Wonderland Book Club, a monthly gathering of the NC Writers’ Network Wake County members. While I’m off hosting my second annual Dream It, Do It Women's Writing Retreat this [...]

By | August 7th, 2014|Book Clubs|0 Comments