About

tara lynne grothWrite Naked is a writing life cut open.

This site launched in 2011 and is maintained by Tara Lynne Groth, a freelance writer in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. She lives in a small town with the love of her life. When she’s not writing she is chasing their backyard chickens or tending to her bees. She loves food, Paris, National Parks, and barre. The ballet one, not the beer kind. She is the author of Magazine Queries That Worked: Build Income and Authority With Freelance Journalismwhich released in June 2017.

Here you will find vignettes from the freelance writing life, behind-the-pen scoop on articles, tips for working with editorsoverviews of conferences, interviews with publishers, guest bloggers in the publishing industry, and a few miscellaneous blogs on travel and motorcycles with a writerly twist.

Notable Achievements

  • 2nd Place, WOW! Women on Writing 2016 Summer Flash Fiction Contest
  • Semifinalist, James Applewhite Poetry Prize 2015 and 2016
  • Honorable Mention in Fiction, Carolina Woman Writing Contest 2015
  • Poetry Selected for Community Sculptures, Storefronts by Associated Artists 2014
  • Scholarship Recipient for Short Fiction, Southampton Writers Conference 2009

Read more about her writing awards.