About Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and multi-award winning author of 21 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 6 suspense novels and 7 collections of award-winning short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Tales from a Rocky Coast, and the SLO NightWriter anthology. Under the pen name Susan Grace O'Neill, she is the author of the Journey With Jesus series: Lord, Let Me Grow (Parables) vol. 1, and Lord, Let Me Walk (Lent). She is currently working on volume #2 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. And she teaches fiction writing in both the morning and afternoon every Wednesday. Email her if you're interested in joining her class. And follow her on Twitter and FaceBook.

Write Over the Hump

Life takes us in many directions. Here’s a situation to play with that I had to deal with recently. Let’s see what you can do with it! Set that timer, put your thinking cap on, and write! You wake up … Continue reading

Scrambled Thoughts About “The Setting”

Author Terry Sanville Today we have some words of wisdom from author Terry Sanville on crafting the perfect setting for our stories. Take it away, Terry! A story’s setting has multiple dimensions. There’re the obvious physical elements – On a … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a sentence to start you off that should get your creativity rolling along. There are lots of places this one can take you. Set that timer for 15 or 20 minutes and start writing! Have fun! We only had … Continue reading

A Journey Through My Right Brain To My Writer’s Voice

Author/Poet Debra Davis Hinkle *Right Brain – …associated with creative thought and… I started writing in 2004 and almost ten years later, I was still struggling with my writer’s voice. Was I a writer, a poet? If I was an … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Today we’ll delve a bit inside ourselves, since all our writing incorporates pieces of ourselves in it, even if it’s speculative, fantasy, or sci-fi. The more we can access what lies deep within, the better our writing will be. So, … Continue reading

How To Train A Human

You Put What In My Bowl? Food. It’s the most important item in the universe. Never doubt that for a moment. One thing you have to keep in mind is that humans never understand the importance of food. They will … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a fun opening phrase to start off your Hump Day! It should give you plenty to think and write about. Set that timer and get to work, letting those words flow… The ball bounced three times before it….

The Scoop on Sub-Plotting

Today, we have words of wisdom on the value of, and how to insert, subplots into your stories, from Sue McGinty, acclaimed author of the Bella Kowalski mystery series. Her Q&A format leaves no stone overturned when it comes to … Continue reading