About Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and award winning author of 12 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 5 suspense novels and one collection of award-winnign short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), She is currently working on volume #1 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. Follow her on Twitter and FaceBook.

Write Over the Hump

Prompts that are open=ended but still give lots of room to work within are the best. Here’s one that should get your creative juices flowing fast and furious. What can you do with it in 10 or 15 minutes? I … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

When we write our stories, we need to dig down deep inside ourselves and mine our own experiences in order to give real life to our characters. Sometimes that can be hard to do. Here’s a prompt to help you … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a prompt that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing. What would happen when something small, but essential, is taken away? Set your timer for 15 minutes and start with: They took his glasses away…

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a fun little question to get your writing juices flowing. What is “it” and what will happen now? Who are these people and what is their relationship? Set that timer and start writing! You had to go touch it, … Continue reading

Introducing Susan Grace O’Neill

It’s finally out: Lord, Let Me Grow, A Journey With Jesus Through The Parables, Volume 1—a layman’s look at what Christ was teaching through His many stories. The Bible Study group at church asked me to write it, and I … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

In keeping with last week’s prompt, we’re still on the theme of love. Let your imagination have free rein on this one, and see if you can integrate some of the emotions you wrote about last week into this week’s … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Another “first” to write about today, one that will bring out a lot of tender emotion, as well as some nervousness or uncertainty or even fear, perhaps. All emotions we need to imbue in our characters, so it’s necessary to … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Secrets are intrinsic to our stories: secrets kept, secrets shared, secrets revealed. The impact of a secret, either held close or made public, can be devastating for our characters, and make for an enticing plot. Have fun exploring the secret … Continue reading

Paul Alan Fahey on Writing and Life

Today, we have a special treat, Paul Alan Fahey, a great friend and one of the best writers I’ve ever read. Paul has supported and encouraged me in so many ways, I doubt I’d be where I am today without him… … Continue reading