Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

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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How Writers Can Get Paid to Speak

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011

How Writers Can Get Paid to Speak

Not long ago, I spoke for free all of the time. While every professional speaker needs to speak for free, there comes a time when the apprenticeship should end. I’d like to share five tips I’ve learned as I’ve gone from from free to fee.   Publishing Credits: It’s a lot easier to book speaking gigs if you have published a book (or two or three!) or have a wealth of columns or articles. Get...

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