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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 2015 Calendar Appearances & Workshops

Suzette-NSNC Speaker

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The National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Annual Meeting
Indianapolis, IN
June 25-28, 2015
(Note: I’m not speaking, but I never miss this!)
Registration: www.columnists.com

The Newton Public Library
330 Homer Street
Newton, MA 02459
June 23, 2015; 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Suzette presents: “Column and and Blogging writing workshop”
Free to the public  DETAILS HERE

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Escape to the Cape Writing Workshop
Using Hypnotic Recall to Create Spellbinding Stories
East Falmouth, MA (address to be given to registrants)
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Limited to 20 Attendees; $95.00
Lunch included
Suzette will lead attendees on a safe meditation to mine a memory for vivid details and a lesson from that memory. Suzette was certified in hypnotherapy in 1990 and has used meditative recall to enhance her own writing work. The goal is to create stories, columns or essays with five-sensory zest and universal resonance. Enjoy a unique writing experience, a delicious lunch, and great camaraderie on the Cape hosted by Suzette Standring. The East Falmouth address will be given to registered attendees.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Register now for this unique experience.  Email Suzette (suzmar@comcast.net) for more details.


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