Thursday, April 27, 2017

Guest Blogging at Write Way Cafe

Check out The Write Way Cafe blog today where I'm guest blogging and share more information on
almost every writer's nemesis--creating a synopsis.

The Write Way Cafe -- Help I need a Synopsis






Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Newest Release - Dragon on a High Hill


My short story A Royally Rotten Red Day has been included in Dragon on a High Hill, a collection of Princess and Dragon Stories
a DyslexiAssist Reader


DyslexiAssist is a new initiative from Knowonder! Publishing that makes reading easier for dyslexics.

You can learn more a their website:


The book is published in a new font which independent research shows 84% of dyslexics read faster, 77% read with fewer mistakes and 76% recommend the font to others who suffer from dyslexia. There is also extra care taken with the font size, spacing between letters in the words, and number of words on a line and the page layout. 

I'm thrilled to part of this new and exciting initiative from Knowonder Publishing!

You can buy the book on Amazon perfect for all families, but especially for children with dyslixia.



Monday, January 2, 2017

January Another Sizzling Scintillating Synopsis Class

Beginning this week, I'm teaching another Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis Class at Lawson Writer's Academy. Would love to have you join us.







The Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis


You're in need of a synopsis. I can hear the moans and groans echo through cyberspace.

But do not fear.

This class is here to help you . . .

* give your synopsis the attention it deserves.

* learn what to include and what to avoid in a synopsis.

* create a synopsis showcasing your best writing.

* add the intriguing emotional twists of your novel to the synopsis.

* fill your synopsis with your unique writer‚s voice.

* give clarity, succinctness, and pizazz to your synopsis.

The goal of this class through lessons, assignments, and plenty of feedback is for you to come away with a sizzling, scintillating synopsis. A synopsis that will get the attention of an agent, editor, contest judge and prove you‚re a professional and talented story teller.

No more moaning.

Sign up.

Learn how to create a stellar synopsis.

***
Here's the buzz from previous classes.


Thank you Suzanne for helping me achieve my writing goals and get my synopsis shipshape and Colorado Gold entry in on time!

Suzanne's critiques are positive and professional, and they demonstrate best practices in fiction.

I respect Suzanne's craft knowledge and her skill as a writer, and I will definitely take her class again.


If you have any questions about the class feel free to ask. Look forward to seeing you there.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Writers in the Storm Guest Blogging

I'm over at Writers in the Storm guest blogging on synopsis.

Come and read some excellent tips and see my amazing checklist.


Writers in the Storm Guest Post


See you there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Another Sizzling Scintillating Synopsis Class

In August, I ran the first The Sizzling Scintillating Synopsis Class and the experience was amazing for all who attended.

Here's some of the BUZZ from The Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis Grads:

Suzanne helped me break down the synopsis into easily digestible parts, which prevents the overwhelm that so often accompanies writing one. Even just reading the forum responses and watching how she tightens language to achieve maximum impact, has been a godsend. I've waited for this course from Margie's site for over a year, and it was well worth the wait.

Great support, advice re tightening, adding voice and power and emotion. No one likes writing synopses but this class made it not only manageable but fun.

The lessons gave us a step by step blueprint, and the amazing help and personalized instruction made a seeming impossible task doable.


Writing a synopsis can feel overwhelming, but this class transforms a daunting class into a step-by-step highlight of the plot and character growth.

Awesome class. Suzanne is an excellent teacher and guide, very patient, very supportive and always spot-on with her suggestions.
I now have two kick-A synopses (a longer and a shorter one) which make me super-happy.


I'd planned to run the class again in the beginning of 2017, but due to demand, the class is running again in November. Would love to have you join us. 




A synopsis isn't just a summary of your story—and it isn’t just something you need to sell a book to an editor or to get an agent, although that's mostly why we write one. But a synopsis can keep you from getting stuck, it can save you days or weeks of revision. 

In case you're on the fence, here's another testimonial:

"I found the Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis course very helpful.  By the end of the class, I was the proud creator of synopsis of my complicated story which was clear and concise and compelling.  Suzanne was a knowledgable guide and gave very good feedback."


Would love to have you join us.

If you have any questions feel free to comment here and I'll happily answer. 
Hope to see you in class.

Another Sizzling Scintillating Synopsis Class

In August, I ran the first The Sizzling Scintillating Synopsis Class and the experience was amazing for all who attended.

Here's some of the BUZZ from The Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis Grads:

Suzanne helped me break down the synopsis into easily digestible parts, which prevents the overwhelm that so often accompanies writing one. Even just reading the forum responses and watching how she tightens language to achieve maximum impact, has been a godsend. I've waited for this course from Margie's site for over a year, and it was well worth the wait.

Great support, advice re tightening, adding voice and power and emotion. No one likes writing synopses but this class made it not only manageable but fun.

The lessons gave us a step by step blueprint, and the amazing help and personalized instruction made a seeming impossible task doable.


Writing a synopsis can feel overwhelming, but this class transforms a daunting class into a step-by-step highlight of the plot and character growth.

Awesome class. Suzanne is an excellent teacher and guide, very patient, very supportive and always spot-on with her suggestions.
I now have two kick-A synopses (a longer and a shorter one) which make me super-happy.


I'd planned to run the class again in the beginning of 2017, but due to demand, the class is running again in November. Would love to have you join us. 




A synopsis isn't just a summary of your story—and it isn’t just something you need to sell a book to an editor or to get an agent, although that's mostly why we write one. But a synopsis can keep you from getting stuck, it can save you days or weeks of revision. 

In case you're on the fence, here's another testimonial:

"I found the Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis course very helpful.  By the end of the class, I was the proud creator of synopsis of my complicated story which was clear and concise and compelling.  Suzanne was a knowledgable guide and gave very good feedback."


Would love to have you join us.

If you have any questions feel free to comment here and I'll happily answer. 
Hope to see you in class.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Writers Boot Camp

Another fantastic Writer's Boot Camp is about to begin at Lawson Writer's Academy.
 
It's a supportive group of writers setting goals, working toward goals and sharing tons of writerly information all of us has gleaned through our journeys.

The best part is the Critique Cafe where you can post pages (up to 10 pages at at time, throughout the month) and get a critique from me and others.

You can post pages from your work in progress that is giving you fits :-), your query, your synopsis whatever you're looking for a critique on.

Here's the link. http://bit.ly/SeptRevision



Sept. 1 - Sept 30;  Fee: $50


More information:


Revision Boot Camp or Revision Retreat: You Decide
You’ve got that first draft done or almost done. Or maybe you’re on your 2nd, 3rd, or LAST revision and you’re working toward the finish line.

You’re ready for REVISION BOOTCAMP.

Sign up.

Get your marching orders.

Working with other recruits attack your revisions.

Or. . .

 Maybe you’re looking for a REVISION RETREAT.

Sign up and escape.

Be inspired to increase your creativity and productivity.

Engage with other creative souls and watch your revision dreams soar.

You decide.Revision Boot Camp or Revision Retreat.

Whichever you choose, be ready for daily support, accountability, check-ins, revision lessons, plenty of camaraderie, inspiration, and productivity. No more writer’s solitary confinement.

Set GOALS. For the month, the week, the day. And then. . .

REVISE. REVISE. REVISE.

Novel, short stories, query, synopsis. Your choice. Your goals.

And you can. . .

Visit our virtual Coffee Shop to share accomplishments.
Sit down with a virtual latte. Share your gold star accomplishments, including daily goals achieved, contest entries, contest wins, agent submissions and signings, publications, etc. Join your classmates for a cup o joe and cheer each other’s big and small wins which can spur your own goals and ideas.

 Visit our Martini Mind Bar to brainstorm.

Order a virtual martini. Throw out your questions to your bar mates and brainstorm. Hop onto a stool, share a drink, and help out a writer in need. Creativity feeds creativity.

Visit our Wine Bar to . . .  well . . . whine.

Having a bad day? Not meeting your goals? Your mother-in-law showed up and she’s eating into your revision time?

Sit down, relax, order a chardonnay and whine. Rants are welcome too. No judgment. Grab a glass of merlot and commiserate.

 Visit our Critique Cafe to get help.

Do you have a description that you fear may be too flowery?

Have some dialogue you want to run by someone else’s ear?

Are you re-writing and re-writing and re-writing the same page? Maybe the first page? To help you move on, pop in, order a virtual sandwich, and post a piece of your work for a critique from me and your fellow classmates.

As a critique buddy, come on in and offer a fresh set of eyes. Just remember the Critiquing Golden Rule: critique how you’d like to be critiqued, fair and honest and kind.

So what are you waiting for. Sign up.

Become inspired to focus on your writing and revision.

To commit. To prioritize. To accomplish more. 

Thirty days filled with writing support, camaraderie, and learning, all to ensure your writing and revision goals become a reality.

Start Date:  Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Cost: 50(USD)


Here's what Margie Lawson has to say. . .


Revision Boot Camp gets your butt in the chair. . . gets you setting writing goals, gets you accomplishing goals and strengthens your revision skills too with the added bonus of support, camaraderie with other writers, and best of all knowledgeable critique.

You can work on new work, plotting, revision, synopsis, query letter whatever your writing goals.

The support and encouragement and shared knowledge is amazing.

Taught by 2-time Immersion-Grad Suzanne Purvis!

WHAT'S THE BUZZ? Here's what others are saying


-- The crit cafe was invaluable. All the knowledge shared too. Fab fab fab.

-- A great supportive environment to share your weekly goals and achievements .

-- A place to spark ideas and discover new resources, plus a forum for giving and receiving feedback on problem areas in your WIP.

-- Suzanne provides excellent tips and links to other resources, and superb critiques, advice and support for everyone in class.

-- I loved getting to read the others work and critique. I really felt valued as a writer.

-- The four week course paired fun and camaraderie with productive learning and writing.

-- High level of craft understanding. Supportive and encouraging.

-- Best bootcamp ever. Suzanne guided, chivvied, encouraged us to go after our goals. The camp exceeded my expectations. I hit my goals and then some!

Sept. 1 - 30 

http://bit.ly/SeptRevision

Hope you'll join us.