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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 2017-2018 Calendar Appearances & Workshops

June 8-11, 2017 National Society of Newspaper Columnists Conference

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Annual Conference, Downtown Manchester Radisson Hotel
Manchester NH

Writers from all over the country converge to hear the best in our industry talk about the art and business of column writing and blogging. Writing a book? For the first time, literary agents will be scouting for talented new authors. Hear their advice from a panel, and later agents will meet with individuals for a 10-minute pitch. Check out the stellar lineup of speakers, too:
NSNC Conference Schedule
A minor league baseball game, free admission to The Currier Museum, are part of the offerings.

New date: Saturday, August 5, 2017 Cape Cod Writing Retreat with Suzette – Limited Space!

"Trance Dance on Paper" - Back by popular demand
Suzette's home on Cape Cod, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Limited to TEN, first come first served. Email Suzette directly: suzmar@comcast.net and details will follow.  Reserve your spot now.
Once again, I offer a private writing day retreat on Cape Cod (Falmouth).  On Saturday, August 5, 2017 I will lead the group in self-hypnosis exercises designed to reveal writing that is authentic and vivid.  The experience will keep attendees safe, alert, and relaxed. The writing will flow and be full of surprising insights. Light breakfast, healthy lunch, and afternoon snacks included.  After 3:30 p.m. explore seaside walks or play at a nearby beach.  Downtown Falmouth is only minutes away by car, and offers great restaurants and shopping.  Make a day of it on Cape Cod.

Suzette-NSNC Speaker


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