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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.


Let's take a moment together. I’m a spirituality columnist with The Patriot Ledger (MA) and nationally syndicated with GateHouse Media/More Content Now.

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Suzette’s 2020 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

February 13-16, 2020 The San Francisco Writers Conference

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
The San Francisco Writers Conference: Authors, Agents, Programs and Master Classes
Suzette will be giving two programs
Self Hypnosis as a Tool For Writing, Feb. 14, 2020
Mastering The Art of Column Writing, Feb. 16, 2020
Get all the details for both of Suzette's classes here

April 18, 2020 Triad Mega Women’s Conference: From Pain to Purpose

Suzette: Keynote Speaker
Mebane Arts & Community Center
633 Corregidor Street Mebane, NC 27302
Mebane, North Carolina
Details and registration info

National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Tulsa, June 11-14, 2020

NSNC Annual Conference, Downtown Tulsa Hyatt Regency
Columnists/Bloggers: Visit one of the best American cities and discover that the conference schedule has something for you!
Hotel and travel information here
Suzette has just been added to the NSNC Conference schedule for
Saturday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Scratching Your Niche: Grow a Successful Specialty Column
What do humor, grammar and religion have in common? Columnists in very different genres who share writing advice for career longevity.
Curtis Honeycutt, “The Grammar Guy” can help you identify a niche, write from a unique and fresh perspective, and become its micro-expert.
Dorothy Rosby, a humorist for 24 years, has a system for generating ideas, thoughts on addressing serious topics with humor, and tips for self-syndication.
Suzette Standring’s religion column has been syndicated through GateHouse since 2008, and out of a stable of columnists, she’s the only one left at The Patriot Ledger. Find out how language, vulnerability, and universal resonance keeps her readership strong. All skills are applicable to any column.


July 10-12, 2020 Windsor International Writers Conference, Canada

Suzette Standring: Keynote Speaker
Conference Schedule