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How to Get Back into Writing After a Hiatus

How is writing like dancing? Well, both require a lot of determination, practice and talent. As an Irish dancer, I know this to be true. With dancing, as with writing, you get better the more you perform or send work out. You also get better the more open you are about trying new things and […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Creativity, Performing|1 Comment

5 Tips on How to Make a Living as an Author

The way to make money as an author is by first NOT making money—volunteering is the secret to your longevity as an author, writer, editor and/or teaching artist.

 

By doing so, you’ll gain the 3 C’s: CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE and COMPORTMENT, plus you’ll get people to show up. If you don’t have readers or an audience, you’ll […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Networking|5 Comments

Finding the Perfect Workshop Venue for You

How do you know when you’ve found the perfect workshop venue? It’s usually when your students ask you to teach more workshops in that space! Now depending on what you teach you’re going to have different requirements for your students. Some of you may even use your own home as your workshop space, but you […]

By |February 27th, 2012|Workshops|2 Comments

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned the Hard Way in the World of Blogging

Today I’m introducing guestblogger, Ashley Acornley, RD, LDN who blogs at Fresh From the Farm, which is packed with useful information about finding nutritious and tasty farm fresh foods in your area.  Enjoy as Ashley shares with you some of her first-time blogging experiences:

As part of my graduate practicum project at Meredith College, I decided […]

By |August 8th, 2011|Writing|1 Comment

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 […]

By |July 25th, 2011|Writing|2 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

Guestpost: Writing for My Life

Today we feature Guestblogger Gretchen Staebler who writes the blog “My View From the Garden.” Thanks so much, Gretchen!

Writing for My Life

“What would you do if nothing were standing in your way?” It is such an irritating question. Obviously there is a great deal blocking the way or I would be doing it; so what is […]

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

Guestpost: The War of Art Book Review

Book Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Hi, my name is Dave Baldwin. This is the first time I’ve ever had the honor and privilege to guestpost on Alice’s blog, so I couldn’t think of a book more fitting. This is a book that every writer, every artist, and every entrepreneur should read immediately.

Those […]

By |November 14th, 2010|Book Reviews|4 Comments

Finding Freedom from Your Inner Critic

When was the last time you heard this?:

You’re wasting your time writing this garbage
You’re just a dreamer!
Why do you think anybody cares what you have to write?
Nobody in your family ever did this before!
When you fail, you’re going to be a laughing-stock and look at all of the time you wasted!
You failed before and you’ll […]

By |August 2nd, 2010|Creativity, Writing|2 Comments