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Discover how Pulitzer Prize winning columnists convey a powerful message or opinion in 500 words or less. Discover the insider secrets to writing different types of columns - humor, opinion, lifestyle, fashion, religion, investigative, and more. The skills apply to all genres of writing.


Suzette speaks at national conferences and universities on a variety of writing topics, and gets high marks from attendees for her animated and engaging style. (She is an award winning member of Toastmasters.) Find out what she can do for your group.


Take a moment and be entertained on my Blog. I’m a syndicated spirituality columnist with GateHouse Media. I’ve also published humor, opinion, and lifestyle columns with The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Humor Outcasts, and others.

Suzette’s 2016-17 Calendar Appearances & Workshops

Suzette-NSNC Speaker

Windsor International Writers Conference, Ontario – May 5-8, 2016

Holiday Inn Suites
1855 Huron Church Road Windsor, Ontario N9C2L6 Canada
How to Create Outstanding Content (Saturday, May 7, 2016)
by Suzette Standring

Make your blog a go-to resource. Compelling content is a mix of vivid storytelling, offering new facts, sharing a novel viewpoint, and evoking emotion from the reader. Learn from the strategies of Pulitzer Prize winning writers and fuel a faithful readership.
For conference details, visit http://www.wi-wc.org

B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow), a women’s networking group

Suzette Standring's Top Tips for Getting Your Business Known
Monday, May 9, 2016; 10:00 a.m.
B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow), a public relaunch of the popular women's networking group
Treat Cupcake Bar
1450 Highland Avenue, 
Needham, MA  02492
Meet female business owners, be inspired, and come away with practical ideas to grow your reputation and business.

NSNC Conference, Los Angeles, June 23-26, 2016

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists' Annual Meeting
Hotel Angeleno, Los Angeles, CA

On Friday, June 24, Suzette Standring teams up with Dave Lieber, "Watchdog" columnist for The Dallas Morning News to present, “Wins and Fails: What works and doesn’t work in column writing.”  Check the stellar lineup of speakers, including the NSNC 2016 Lifetime Achievement award winner Leonard Pitts, Jr. of the Miami Herald at the historic Hotel Angeleno.



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