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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.  Available on Amazon:
The Art of Column Writing in Print,Kindle/Ebook
The Art of Opinion Writing in Print, Kindle/Ebook
The Art of Opinion Writing won a First Place at the 2014 New England Book Festival, and both books are used in university journalism courses, such as Johns Hopkins University.


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 and a member of the National Speakers Association. Find out what she can do for your group. Email her at suzmar@comcast.net


Let's take a moment together. Since 2008 I write spirituality columns for The Patriot Ledger and was syndicated nationally through Gannett until 2021.

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Suzette’s 2022 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

FREE Writing Space Zoom – Wednesdays & Sundays

Founded by Suzette for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Come to our Wednesday and Sunday “NSNC Writing Space” where friends get together, write quietly and get our projects done!

Every Wednesday is a recurring meeting:
Pacific Time:   7:00 a.m. to 9;00 a.m. (PDT)
Mountain Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (MT)
Central Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Eastern Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon (EDT)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 964 7713 8466
Passcode: 861637

Every Sunday is a recurring meeting:

Pacific Time:   1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PDT)
Mountain Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (MT)
Central Time:  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Eastern Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT) 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 958 8989 6420
Passcode: 940130


Comedy Show – The Milton Council On Aging (MA)

April 1, 2022, Noon, (In person)
10 Walnut Street, Milton, MA 02186
Mindy Mazur & Laughs Company Presents
lunch and laughs at the Milton Council on Aging
Featuring Suzette Standring, Suzanne Boitano and Mindy Mazur
Reservations only, call for information
The Milton Council on Aging: (617) 898-4893

Writing for Death Educators – ZOOM

The School of American Thanatology
Writing for Death Educators - A 7-class series
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31,
June 7 & 14
NOTE:  Stay tuned! Registration Not Yet available

Writing for Death Educators will focus on creating articles for publication, such as educational pieces, features, press releases, book reviews and essays, as well as how to write compelling content for personal websites/blogs. Also, the course will cover how to query and work with editors, discussions on voice, viewpoint, and how language affects different audiences. While geared toward death education, the skills learned can be applied to all genres of writing. No previous writing experienced needed.