Episode 150 – “Who Need’s A Holiday”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast


Guest author: Ellen Sussman



Visit my website: ellensussman.com  

October 24, 2014

Author, teacher and recently just finished her book tour which is what I’m interested in learning more about.




This seminar is for students who are ready to begin writing a novel or who have hit some roadblocks along the way. It would also help the student who has a fledgling idea for a novel and doesn’t know how to develop it.

 In this workshop, we will tackle essential novel-writing questions including:

Is my novel idea big enough? Is it interesting enough? How much do I need to plan before I begin writing? What point of view should I use for this novel?

Are my characters well-developed? Do I know who they are and how they’ll change? Do I need to know where I’m heading in this story? How much plot do I need to know? How will I write this novel?

 By the end of the day, the students will discover how pre-writing can help them bring their novel ideas into focus and prepare them for first draft writing.


Date: Saturday, October 25



Many of my students have asked about the possibility of my joining them at their book club for a discussion of A Wedding in Provence.


I’m focused on Future Girls and working on the third in the series, Future Run. Here’s what I’ve been considering. What do we do right now, that in the future will be considered very unhealthy or even dangerous? What is our 21st century version of smoking?

Word of the week:

From Arlene Miller – our guest in March 2014

And author of the new The Best Grammar Workbook Ever

This is from Arlene’s Miller’s Weird and Wonderful Words Series found on her blog http://bigwords101.com/

jawhole – noun – A sewer entrance.

Tortured Sentences:

But they were disputed by numbers and these fell upon poor women with vicious sarcasm.

Shout outs:

December 5th will be our official launch party for Future Girls – including book give aways.

3 strategies to promote your book on radio and iTunes. http://authorradioshow.com


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