Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

Celebrate Alice Osborn’ s New Book!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

Celebrate Alice Osborn’ s New Book!

My new book, After the Steaming Stops  (Main Street Rag, 2012) has now been published and I’m proud to announce my listing of upcoming readings and events. My book is $10 (reg $11) throughout the month of April and available via my website. Hope you can make some of these book events! here they are: Friday, April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, 207 Fayetteville St., Re/Max City Centre, Raleigh. Get your...

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Writers: How Not to Bomb

Posted by on Jul 17, 2011

Writers: How Not to Bomb

When you’re nervous before a reading, open mic or a speaking event you’re that way because you don’t want to bomb. You don’t want to be humiliated and asked never to come back.  You also don’t want to let your audience down. Maybe you’ve had a less-than-ideal speaking experience and you’re afraid lightning will strike twice. I’d like to share a few tips with you on how not to bomb, or at least...

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What Makes a Successful Open Mic Series?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011

What Makes a Successful Open Mic Series?

Chances are if you’re a writer you’ve been to an open mic. What was it about that open mic last night that made you want or not want to come back? Was it the people, the venue, the performances or all three? After over two years of running my own open mic series and attending scores of open mics I’ve come up with my own list of what makes for a great series. This post is both...

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What Should You Wear When You Perform?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2011

What Should You Wear When You Perform?

If you read your writing out loud in public you need to think of yourself as a performer–even if you’re reading at an open mic with five people. You’re on stage and you need to plan your lines as well as your appearance so you can attract the right energy.  What should you wear? If you’re a casual person and like to wear jeans, you should plan on pairing your Levi’s...

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Networking for Writers

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011

  In today’s competitive publication climate networking can make all of the difference between your books sitting a cold box in storage or in customers’ warm hands. And even before you publish, networking can help you connect you to editors, agents and to your readership. Perhaps in the old days writers didn’t have to be so “out there,” as today, but now we don’t have any choice but to learn how...

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