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.

Writing In A Pandemic

Author Victoria Heckman Struggle. Isolation. Loss of focus. Job security. Exhaustion. Health. Shortages. Hoarding. Election. Holidays. Money. Frustration. Quarantine. Death. In the course of the last nine months, perhaps one or more of these words resonates with you. It has … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s a fun little suggestion to start off your writing time on this Hump Day (Wednesday). Get out that timer and have some fun with this one! Ready? Get started! If your best friend were a bowl of cereal, what … Continue reading

Making Peace With Canadian Winter

Author Mar Preston in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada It’s no use sitting inside grumbling, looking at the birds frolicking outside in the snow. So far, and it’s only early January, it hasn’t been that cold, hovering up and down around freezing … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

It’s Hump Day again, another Wednesday, and time to dust off that timer and let your creativity have free rein. Here’s an actual sign I saw posted on a fence while I was waiting in my car in line at … Continue reading

Anne Schroeder Speaks

Author Anne Schroeder Thank you Susan for inviting me into your world of clever mystery. I’m an early admirer from your very first novel and have watched your career with admiration. What is it I do? My writing is set … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s a prompt that’s rather appropriate since we’re in the “dead of winter” right now. It’s sure to start your creative juices flowing. Set that timer for 10, 15, or 20 minutes, and start to write! Where will this journey … Continue reading

Kindness in a Locked-down World

Today’s post is a bit different. It’s not about writing. It’s about kindness. That’s a great way to start off a new year. Kindness in its most elemental form is defined by small actions, by everyday things. But how can … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Some of the best things happen when we juxtapose things that don’t go together. Surprises can be fun. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Start with, “I wouldn’t lie to you.” Use these words or phrases as part of what … Continue reading