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: [...]

By | March 27th, 2012|Writing|2 Comments

What’s Your Platform?

In this competitive publishing environment, the word platform gets bandied about as something everyone must have, but do you know what it means? I first heard the word platform when I was running for student government in high school: it meant what new proposals would I plan to carry out if/when I was elected. Unfortunately, [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 4th, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

Guestpost: Sandra Moulin”I’m Published!”

Today we welcome Sandra Moulin of Wilmington, NC to my blog. Sandra and I first met in 2007 when I conducted a memoir workshop at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. As soon as I met her (or before from her emails) I knew she was a passionate, persistent writer--NOTHING was going to stand in the way [...]

By | June 20th, 2011|Creativity, Writing|0 Comments

Alice’s Recent Spots on Two Radio Shows

I wanted to share the podcasts of two radio shows I was on recently with two very generous hosts: Pat Howlett and Jean Bailey Robor. I spoke about how I became a writer, my path to publication and more~Enjoy!    Pat Howlett's Experts Grip Radio Show on BlogTalk Radio (1/2 hour) . Click Here to [...]

By | March 12th, 2011|Networking|1 Comment

How to Host a Kick-Ass Book Launch

A month ago on January 28th I celebrated my book launch for Unfinished Projects, my book of poems from Main Street Rag Publishing Company. I celebrated with 45+ people, many of whom weren’t poets, but came out at the end of a long work week in the dead of winter to hear me read my [...]

By | February 28th, 2011|Networking, Writing|1 Comment

How a Correspondence Course Can Fast Track You to Publication

In 2011 do you want to be published? Do you want to learn how to be a better writer? Do you want to receive individualized teaching? Do you need an accountability partner to keep you on the creative track? Then consider taking a correspondence course! With a correspondence course, which is a form of distance [...]

By | February 14th, 2011|Workshops|0 Comments