Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

Use Food to Unblock Your Writing

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012

Use Food to Unblock Your Writing

Everyone has to eat—that’s a fact. Because food is such a universal element, describing food with sensory techniques will always draw your reader into your work. When you’re stuck not knowing how to get to the next scene, consider inserting some sort of food experience. How does the food taste, smell, sound like, look like or feel like? If you’re not sure about the sounds, use sounds that...

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How To Be An Effective Writer

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012

How To Be An Effective Writer

1. Show Up! And want to make it as a writer. This means don’t talk about being a writer – actually sit down in that chair and write! You have to want it so that it takes over everything else! Sometimes you’ll have to sacrifice your social life and your sleep in order to get all of your writing work accomplished.   Show up at the same place every day—say 8am and start writing Bring an...

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What’s So Transformative About Transformative Writing Anyway?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012

What’s So Transformative About Transformative Writing Anyway?

Today we welcome author Pat MacEnulty who currently hails from Charlotte, NC. Enjoy this post about transformative writing–multi-layered writing that not only can change society, but the individual. Pat will also be coming to Wonderland Book Club in March 2013. I had tea with a poet yesterday afternoon at a local coffee shop, and he wanted to know what I meant when I spoke of...

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Goodbye 2011! Here’s My Year-End Wrap Up

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011! Here’s My Year-End Wrap Up

All in all, 2011 was fairly decent with a few lows and many more highs. As we say “so long” to 2011 and hello to 2012, I felt the need to be self indulgent and review my year with you!   2011 was the year my book, Unfinished Projects published by Main Street Rag, debuted. I traveled about 5,000 miles this year promoting my book throughout the Carolinas along with visiting New York’s Book Revue...

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My Earliest Food Memory

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011

My Earliest Food Memory

Today we welcome back guestblogger, Ashley Acornley, RD, LDN to Write from the Inside Out. Ashley blogs at Fresh From the Farm, which is packed with useful information about finding nutritious and tasty farm fresh foods in your area.  Please check it out! Enjoy as Ashley shares her first food memory. For those who have read MFK Fisher’s The Gastronomical Me, the author describes her first food...

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