Susan Marsh on Writing Wyoming Blog Spot

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Recent Writing Wyoming Blog Spot features Conference resident faculty Susan Marsh. She has had both a memoir and a novel published this year.

Check out her blog on Writing Wyoming and learn something about writing beyond setting. Follow Writing Wyoming Setting is used to serve the author’s needs; place resists this. It can intervene as I write, the same way my characters do: “Cross that out – I wouldn’t say that,” says a character as I struggle with early-draft dialogue. Place likewise demands to be portrayed on its specific terms.

Let’s make an effort to connect, collaborate and support writing, especially in our own communities. In Wyoming, our community is LARGE.

–Connie Wieneke

December Book Signings

I can’t help but shout out when local writers get their works published. It’s so satisfying to know that it really happens.

Susan Marsh will be reading from and signing her memoir, A Hunger For High Country, at 7 p.m. on December 11, in the Valley Bookstore. I’ve known Susan for more than twenty years, having spent a great deal of time with her in various iterations of a writing group. Having read and critiqued sections of this work, I know that it conveys her love of the country just out her backdoor. This book proves that knowing your inner and outer landscape is essential to creating a compelling and passionate narrative. I am sure it will be well-sprinkled with political observations of her time with the Forest Service. Susan promises chocolate as a bribe to get listeners/buyers to the bookstore.  I don’t think that is necessary! We should be bringing Susan treats. A member of the Jackson Hole Writers board of directors, she will be our conference resident faculty for her second year.

 

A past participant in the Writers Conference, Cate Cabot also has a signing for her book, Uncharted, the following day at the Valley Bookstore, from 5-7 p.m.

 

–Connie Wieneke