Writing

My mother’s unloved diamond ring

We treasure what loved ones left behind, like a favorite piece of jewelry. Or was it? My mother’s engagement ring has quite a story, and now at age 67, I understand why she never wore it. She married my dad in 1950, and later in the 1980’s, after my mother’s death, the sparkly European-cut diamond […]

Suzette Teaches How To Write About Death and Dying – Register!

Writing about death is intimate.  More personal than writing about sex, your bank balance, or whatever “stayed in Las Vegas.” Beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021, I will teach a 7-week writing course for The School of American Thanatology. My classes will blend practical writing tips and guided imagery exercises toward authenticity, vulnerability, and effective writing […]

Getting along: stick to first person

Here’s a novel thought for getting along.  Let’s stop the name-calling and making assumptions about each other’s character.  No good comes from labels like “deplorables,” “baby killers,” or “socialists.”  Sure, it’s on TV all the time where our mommies and daddies of political leadership set a bad example, but let’s be the kids who decide […]

San Francisco Writers Conference: Suzette Standring

The San Francisco Writers Conference is set for Feb. 13-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.  I will be giving two classes as follows: Friday, February 14, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 “Use Self-Hypnosis as a Writing Tool” (Program also copied below). Sunday, February 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Mastering […]

9/7/2019 Cape Cod Writing Retreat With Suzette

Saturday, Sept. 7, 20129 Writers’ Retreat with Suzette on Cape Cod. Sign up now. Limited to ten attendees. $150/each Writers! Learn how focused relaxation (self-hypnosis) can enhance your writing process and creativity. Suzette Martinez Standring will lead ten writers on a memorable day retreat at her Cape Cod home on Saturday, 9/7/2019, 8:30 a.m. – […]