“At our first South African Writer’s Club, Susan imparted a flame—igniting our souls and lighting up those smoldering dreams and desires to express, to write! Susan gave us a rare feast of encouragement, inspiration, and practical pointers.”—Ann R., Johannesburg, South Africa
“Susan’s professional knowledge of many facets of the publishing industry make her a great workshop presenter at writers conferences. I highly recommend her!” —Joyce E.
“Susan is passionate about encouraging young writers, coaching aspiring editors, and touching the hearts of readers around the world.” —Pam W.
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As an experienced speaker at conferences and other venues, I love to help women prepare for all of life’s adventures—those challenges and changes that come in marriage, parenting, and family life. I also enjoy helping writers and editors develop their craft and hone their skills. Since 1993, I’ve been a speaker at teacher’s conventions, writers conferences, and other organizational gatherings such as Evangelical Press Association (EPA). I currently mentor writers and editors, lead a bi-monthly writers group, and co-lead the regional EPA meetings. Contact me if you need a speaker for your retreats, conferences, or other events.
PREPARE FOR LIFE’S UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES!
I’d love to discuss your group’s needs and schedule and will try to accommodate your needs, if possible.
Retreat Package: Prepare for the Adventure! Women of all ages struggle with adjusting to change—some more, some less. We will identify the change styles and learn ways to navigate all kinds of change—the good, the bad, and the ugly. With understanding, wisdom, and warmth, Susan teaches how to:
- Face change with a sense of adventure and know that God is in control.
- Trust God in the midst of it
- Embrace change and learn from it.
- Also included is “The Changing Seasons of Marriage” session or “The Changing Seasons of Parenting” session
Single session: Prepare for the Adventure! This is an abbreviated look at the adventures of change in a woman’s life (above).
Single session: The Changing Seasons of Marriage Susan will teach on the adventures of change in married life. You will learn ways to navigate change that will help your marriage thrive.
Single session: The Changing Seasons of Parenting Susan will teach on the many adventures of change in parenting. You will learn ways to navigate changes that will help your family thrive.
PREPARE FOR THE ADVENTURE OF WRITING!
Following is a list of workshops I do, but I’d be glad to do a multiple session, continuing education module as well.
Writing From Your Sweet Spot You desire to write, even feel called to write. So how do you creatively connect, nurture your vision, grow in your craft, persevere through the challenges, and find God’s plan for your writing life?
So You Wanna Be a Pro? I had a dream…to write full time. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Learn how to move from part-time to full-time writing from one who’s making the transition—everything from setting up shop to publishing to finding an agent.
Words that Work Like producing a symphony, creating a written work of art takes vision, hard work, skill—and teamwork. We’ll talk about how to hone your vision, work effectively, develop your skills, and work with your editor well.
Keeping the Focus In today’s culture, unbiblical worldviews often creep into writing, even from seasoned professional writers. So what, exactly, is a worldview, and how does a writer convey a biblical worldview—without getting theological? Through an interactive discussion, learn how to recognize secular thinking and find out how to make sure your writing or the writing of those you edit—whether secular or Christian—communicates principles that align with biblical truth so you really make a difference in the lives of your readers.
Terrific Titles Titles tease. Titles sell. Titles either work for or against you. So how do you create terrific titles—for articles, blogs, or even books? Let’s find out.
As a Little Child It’s easy to lose the beauty of the moment, an awareness of the senses, delight in the small things, and the sweet simplicity that can make your writing life, and your writing itself so full and vibrant. Come for a hands-on workshop to ignite your creativity in a whole new way and be amazed how it’ll bring your writing alive!
For Editors: The Ideal Editor Come and learn some tried and true tips for editing a magazine or newsletter article to make it a memorable piece of art. Topics will include: making effective assignments, respecting the author and keeping his or her voice, and employing the art of being an invisible editor.