Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

How to Prevent Burnout

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013

How to Prevent Burnout

If you’re an entrepreneur, you know that if you don’t work you don’t get paid. But if you work too much, you’ll lose your creative edge, get yourself sick and not be able to work at all. So how do you prevent burnout from happening?  First, get to know what burnout is. Burnout is when you find yourself not wanting to go to work, you feel apathetic and constantly physically and emotionally...

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Guestpost: Cris Cohen, Where To Write?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

Guestpost: Cris Cohen, Where To Write?

Today we welcome a guestpost from Cary, NC author and comedian, Cris Cohen! Cris is going to talk to us today about his favorite place to write–almost anywhere! When people find out that I am a writer, the first question they usually ask is, “How long have you had a drinking problem?” After a few awkward moments of conversation (“Lots of people have Merlot at breakfast”), they will move on...

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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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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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