Susan Wingate Writing

Work Your Fingers to the Bone, What do You Get?

When you work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? Bony fingers. Beware! This is a pity post. I work four distinct jobs/activities since Bob retired. So, it’s his fault. I just want to get that there up front so we’re all in agreement. Here’s what a typical week looks like for me.…

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How Do I Ignore the Noise?

SO, HOW DO I IGNORE THE NOISE? This past week has been a flurry of awards, books deals, and blog tours. Honestly, it’s all very distracting. So, how do I ignore the noise? Well, yesterday, I printed out the existing headers of another novel I’m writing. This novel will be the sequel to The Lesser…

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MOST RECENT NEWS SENDS ME TO THE MOON

MOST RECENT NEWS SENDS ME TO THE MOON After a few weeks of negotiating, I’m thrilled to announce that MOON SPYER, my latest young adult novel received an offer for publication with Fitzroy Books (an imprint of Regal House Publishing) in a “nice deal.” The publisher has set the expected publication date for Spring 2021.…

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Some Exciting News

Some Exciting News Monday marked a great day for me when I received some exciting news. I was checking my email and in the subject line of one read: Congratulations! You Won a Book Excellence Award! Honestly, I didn’t even remember entering books into any contests. After reading further, the revamped version, STORM SEASON (previously…

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you find rest and fun with family and friends during your holiday. Don’t forget to slurp down a hotdog or two. Bob and I are planning an intimate BBQ, just the two of us, and a dog, six cats, birds and the rest of our animal crew. We’ll…

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Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews and The 2018 CLUE Book Awards Yawn. Nothing special had happened Monday. You know, the usual. Get out of bed, work, work more, eat, field a host of busy-ness from being Deacon of the Month at our Church, straighten up around the house, fix dinner, watch the news. You know, the same-oh-same-oh.…

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SHORT FILM OF MOON SPYER

SHORT FILM OF MOON SPYER A few months ago, I entered my latest (unpublished) novel entitled MOON SPYER in a contest hosted by Novel Writing Festival. They wanted first lines. MOON SPYER’s being: “The worst thing didn’t happen until the next day.” It placed as one of the winners and went on to get a…

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Angry Letters

Angry Letters Four. We hid four angry letters. She and I did. Under a rock. Safe from anyone’s eyes. Our secret. Safe between us. Pain gouged deep in the spaces between words, squeezed between final words and exclamation points. Boils pussing out of each strike of the typewriter key. Bitter held decades long. Back to…

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Writing A Novel Within Three Months

As I sit here screaming profanities at news reports on the TV, I am having weird juxtaposed feelings of joy about writing a novel within three months. Suffice to say, it’s another tricky day in politics but after finishing the writing of my latest novel with a working title of MOON SPYER, the news seems…

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The Untold Story

What is the untold story? How do we know if we have a story worth telling? Easy. If you have a story… it’s worth telling. But here’s a caveat, just because you have a story doesn’t mean the storytelling will hold a person’s interest. I know. I’ve written some stories, short and long, that have…

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