Author Archives: Susan Harvey

About Susan Harvey

I'm a humor writer and a newly retired college English instructor. I enjoy reading and writing yet don't take time to do what I really love--writing. I began writing a mystery-romance novel three years ago. Now that I'm retired, I will make time to write with the goal of finishing my novel.

Rewrites–not as much fun as writing!

Several months ago I received an exceptionally thorough critique on my completed manuscript. The most useful critique I’ve received on any of my writing. The manuscript received high marks on characterization and plot, but–and there is always a but–other things … Continue reading

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Calendar Girl

January seems the logical time for new beginnings. I suppose that’s the reason we make resolutions on New Year’s Day instead of on Halloween. I’ve given up on diet and fitness resolutions because each year my new beginning quickly turns … Continue reading

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Review, Revise, Rewrite

The three R’s have changed! All writers experience the process of reviewing, revising, and rewriting at several points along the way to a finished manuscript. The boring part of writing; the real work of writing. I’m discovering that the process … Continue reading

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Vacation Time

I’m taking a break from my usual routine this week for a vacation to Charleston, South Carolina and then on to Savannah and Jekyll Island, Georgia with my daughter. So far, the weather has been beautiful. We visited a tea … Continue reading

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Survive or Thrive?

The difference between thriving and surviving is the element of personal growth. Survival takes commitment, endurance, and self-discipline. Surviving implies simply existing instead of living. Surviving brings relief when the problem is resolved. Survivors encounter a problem, take whatever action … Continue reading

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When Life Gets in the Way . . .

I’m baaaaaaack! After a year’s absence from this blog, I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll just write off the silent months as life getting in the way of life. Sometimes things don’t work out as planned, and we … Continue reading

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Make Yourself Happy

Last week, my daughter invited me to hear Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love speak about her travels and writing. I had read the book and seen the movie, so I jumped at the chance to hear her experiences. … Continue reading

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