Posts Tagged "Susie Finkbeiner"

I Love Editors by Susie Finkbeiner

I Love Editors by Susie Finkbeiner

By on May 1, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Let’s face it, editors get a bad rap. In movies they are cold, calculating souls out to destroy the very lives of writers. In the minds of new writers, editors can only say the word “no” and possibly a string of insults. They have the reputation of being mean, writer hating perfectionists who make it their business to shred any manuscript which...

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Sweat Tea and Mixing Bowels: 3 Reasons Why ALL Writers Need Proofreaders by Susie Finkbeiner

Sweat Tea and Mixing Bowels: 3 Reasons Why ALL Writers Need Proofreaders by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Mar 27, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

A couple of months ago I was chatting it up with one of the editors who proofread my novel A Trail of Crumbs. She told me that she saved a few characters from drinking “sweat tea”. Um. Ew. Then I recalled that in My Mother’s Chamomile (my second novel), a proofreader caught the character making brownies in a “mixing bowel”. Even more...

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Three Rules of Improv (and how they work for writing 1st drafts) by Susie Finkbeiner

Three Rules of Improv (and how they work for writing 1st drafts) by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Fun fact: In college I did a little improv. Let’s just say it’s a good thing there were no camera phones then. Otherwise, you might see me playing a neurotic squirrel trying to buy walnuts at a nail salon or any of the other off the wall characters/situations that are all part of the fun of improv. Now, believe it or not, there are rules to improv. Just...

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My Writing Hero by Susie Finkbeiner

My Writing Hero by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

I tried to slip out of the classroom without catching his attention. No such luck. George Brown wasn’t the kind of professor to let me slide. Not on anything. Especially not when it came to his Creative Writing class. The problem wasn’t that I hadn’t done the assignment. It was that what I’d written was too true, too vulnerable. The writing...

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Call for Submissions: Your Biggest Writing Fear (and how you overcome it)

Call for Submissions: Your Biggest Writing Fear (and how you overcome it)

By on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

We all have aspects of the writing life that leaves us quaking in our boots. Our gig is a risky one. Rejection, failure, missteps, critical readers, writers block … So many things to be afraid of! And yet we still write, even with shaky hands and quickened heartbeat. We keep living this writing life because we are people who overcome. This is a good thing. We...

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