Posts Tagged "Susie Finkbeiner"

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 4, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

We’ve all heard it: Writers are readers. You’ve heard it from Stephen King and Tracy Groot, at Breathe and from fellow writers. It’s repeated so often because it’s true. If you want to improve as a writer you must, must, must dedicate time to reading. But you’re busy. Right? You’re just working on getting your writing time in amidst the every day of day-jobs and...

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“What I do is not trivial”  by Susie Finkbeiner

“What I do is not trivial” by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog | 5 comments

A few weeks ago I heard a story about Neil Gaiman’s aunt. Basically, his aunt snuck into a ghetto of Poland during World War II. While most would have preferred to sneak out, she went in. Why? To teach the little girls who were forced to live there. She’d also read Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind at night so she could tell the story to the...

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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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