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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. I’m a spirituality columnist with The Patriot Ledger (MA) and nationally syndicated with Gannett (formerly GateHouse Media) since 2008.

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Suzette’s 2021 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

Write a Memory as a Gift or Publication

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 (Tuesdays)
Zoom: 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Suzette leads a weekly writing workshop
Milton (MA) Council On Aging
COA Program Contact: Katie O'Brien: kobrien@townofmilton.org

Grow A Successful Specialty Column

Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 2021
NSNC Virtual Conference: Get Published, Get Paid
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Suzette Standring, syndicated spirituality columnist,
joins Curtis Honeycutt (The Grammar Guy) and humorist Dorothy Rosby
on the panel, "Grow a Successful Specialty Column" on 4/17 at 2:15 p.m.
Conference Schedule and registration info

Writing Workshop: Death & Spirituality

May, 2021 - Suzette will teach a seven week writing series
"Death and Spirituality" - Tuesdays, May 11 through June 22, 2021
7-9 p.m
School of American Thanatology (the science of death and dying)
A creative writing course for those drawn to hospice work and who companion the dying.