Snapshots & Evergreen

Susan Good Stuff, Scribbles, Thoughts on God

Our family is loud. We easily take over a restaurant, the football stands, and even our campfires in our backyard seem to echo into the night. Rambunctious, funny, dramatic…we don’t run out of words.

However, as the kids have grown up, the house has quieted and I have to turn to the snapshots in my memory to keep the voices alive.

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What is Voice and How Do You Find Yours?

Susan Books, On Writing, Scribbles

Outside, the wind howled, the thermometer dropping to a bracing negative nine degrees as I waited for Sally to arrive for our Monday Morning conversation. I had hoped she’d found a story question as she thought about the themes of her story. Ironically, I’d been thinking about marketing my new book,

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Conversations with an Aspiring Novelist

Susan On Writing, Scribbles

I agreed to meet Sally at the local coffee shop on a Monday morning, and I told her to bring a notebook. I’d seen her at church a few times with her four children hanging off her like she might be monkey bars. She ran the children’s program and had even pulled off the church Christmas musical with twenty haloed children in under a month,

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A Christy Awards Interview

Susan Books, On Writing, Scribbles

Thank you again, dear readers, for supporting my books and my writing! Without your support, I would not be the author I am today, and my book Take a Chance on Me would not have received a Christy Award. Check out this interview I did after this year’s Christy Awards ceremonies:

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Why Should I Read Your Book?

Susan Books, On Writing, Scribbles

It was early on a Sunday morning, and the house was quiet. It’s my favorite time to read so I wandered downstairs to my bookshelves to hunt up a book. I have more than 500 books, many I haven’t read. Twenty minutes later, I was still hunting. (It’s not unlike trying to find something to wear!) What was I looking for?

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Passion Versus Publishing

Susan Books, On Writing, Scribbles

I receive a lot of questions from aspiring writers, and this one caught my eye.

Have you ever had a story you wanted to write, a spiritual message you wanted to share, but it won’t let you just yet?

Yes, I have a couple stories sitting in my heart I haven’t had the opportunity or perhaps the divine timing to write yet.

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