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Join an Awesome Book Club

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Guestpost: J. Mark Boliek “Read to Write”

Today we welcome author J. Mark Boliek of Durham, NC to these pages. Mark is a Durham native and fellow NC Writers’ Network member. His book, Mahogany Door is now available through Split Rail Books and in his guestpost, Mark talks about something that’s very near and dear to my heart: reading! You can’t be…

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Faking It Book Review

Book Review Faking It by Elisa Lorello My rating: 4 of 5 stars What happens when an uptight writing professor and an escort become friends? In Faking It, a romantic comedy novel, Andrea meets Devin and finds out! Thirty-four year old professor Andi Cutrone is suffering from a broken heart; she recently broke up with…

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Queen’s Pawn Book Review

The Queen’s Pawn by Christy English My rating: 4 of 5 stars In her first novel, The Queen’s Pawn (Penguin Group, 2010) North Carolina native Christy English brings a pivotal, yet largely unknown historical woman to life. English introduces readers to the bright and inquiring mind of Princess Alais of France starting with the day…

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How Poetry Can Make You Write Better

Is your novel suffering from bloat? Have your words lost their bouncy and lean touch? Tired of the lumpiness in your paragraphs? Fear not, reading poetry can improve your writing and get you back on the smooth writing track. We tell each other poetry to make sense of our world and to communicate feelings when…

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Ten Reasons You Should You 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 or who are considering the self-published route. You’ll get the best bang for your editing…

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