Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

Join an Awesome Book Club

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013

Join an Awesome Book Club

The Wonderland Book Club is now in its fifth year and every meeting boasts fantastic turn-outs—probably the best ever in the history of this book club. Not only do we host North Carolina authors every month and discuss their books, we also gather and share publication leads, locate critique groups, and buy/sell books and services with each other. The members are now a book club family and look...

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Rev Your Fiction Back to Life!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013

Rev Your Fiction Back to Life!

Calling all fiction writers! Is your manuscript flabby, dull and nearly dead? If yes, you need a full shot of Raymond Obstfeld’s Fiction First Aid. Read fiction writer, teacher and editor Belea K. Keeney‘s review of this how-to book below to give you the help you may desperately need. Thank you, Belea for this terrific review! AND if you live in the Triangle area, check out my...

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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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Ten Reasons You Should Hire an Editor

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Ten Reasons You Should Hire an Editor

If you’re serious about publication, you’ll need to hire an editor before you send your manuscript off to agents. I’m directing this post mainly to fiction writers who want to be traditionally published, but this information also applies to nonfiction authors, as well as those who are considering the self-published route.   You’ll get the best bang for your editing buck if you give your...

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Smart Foods For Writers

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011

Smart Foods For Writers

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 how writers can stay healthy while balancing long hours and deadlines. Are you a successful author or poet who has an...

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