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Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Pruning Your Prose'
"One of my early readers (Hey Rene!) caught my 'really' apocalypse. I was sure she was misguided until I did a FIND in Word and realized how much I owed her keen eye and reading comprehension. "
Jan 12
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Why Mary Karr eluded me'
"The best advice I got on memoir was from Brooke's webinars on memoir. It helped me completely reshape my book. The main takeaways I got were, "What are you teaching in your memoir?" and "readers should come away from your book…"
Oct 4, 2016
Suzy Soro posted a blog post

This would be funny if it happened to someone else

So. My second book came out two days ago. And what ensued from well-meaning friends is ... you decide.In the book I mention how broke I am."You should hire a Creative Coach to help you with your books."I mention how I eat at Chevron and Mobile gas stations when my monthly funds run out."You can get a book trailer made on Fiverr."I mention how I'm trying to format the print version by myself."You should pay someone to format it for…See More
Oct 4, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Lesson Learned: Cut the Celebrities from my Memoir'
"'Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."—Cyril Connolly"
Oct 3, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'My Memoir's Published! The Emotional Roller Coaster of Month One'
"I loved this. My memoir also contains a ton of secrets no one has ever known, about my parents mainly, and some about me. My father is no longer with us and my mother has some early dementia symptoms, although the doctors say she doesn't. In…"
Sep 20, 2016
Suzy Soro posted a blog post

The Publishing of My Second Book

In 10 days my second memoir is out. Rather than call it a Memoir, which it is, I call it a True Story, which it also is. ANYWAY, here is an excerpt from Mommy Tried to Kill Me: los angeles 2014Sleeping pills no longer work, even when I take three. I fool myself each night by turning on the TV at its lowest volume. Like a computer program running in the background, slowing down a PC, the low voices on television slow my brain, leaving it somewhere else to focus besides my repetitive worst-case…See More
Sep 13, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post '[THE WRITER'S LIFE] LEMONADE, ANYONE?'
"The only successful author I saw with promotional gizmos had a little video playing. No bookmarks (I've been in 2 books that offered those, seems like a waste of money)no nail files (another waste)and having used postcards for my acting career,…"
Aug 18, 2016
Suzy Soro liked Romi Grossberg's blog post Are you a Perfectionist?
Jul 19, 2016
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May 25, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Six Grammar Reminders for Journalism Majors and Authors'
"Thanks for explaining foot markers. I'm using TNR as my font and in editing, kept seeing these marks I thought I never made! "
Apr 30, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Two Easy Ways to Save Money in Your Book Promotion'
"I gave away over 500 copies when my book first came out in 2012. I was recently just scrounging for more reviews like the bottom feeder I am!!"
Apr 5, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Two Easy Ways to Save Money in Your Book Promotion'
"I recently gave away 6 of my first book in exchange for a review. That was almost a month ago. So far only one person has written a review. (I sent the mobi as it had photos and the pdf didn't.) I don't think I'll do that again. I…"
Apr 5, 2016
Suzy Soro liked Maria Murnane's blog post Marketing Tip: Include More Than Just Your Book in Your Book
Mar 24, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Include More Than Just Your Book in Your Book'
""Including the first chapter of another book, whether it's a sequel or an entirely different story, is a great way to both alert your readers to its existence and to encourage them to buy it right then and there." Does this mean the…"
Mar 24, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Taking Notes: Thoughts On Constructive Criticism'
"Laurie Prim - I too have felt horrified at what I originally sent beta readers. I think we all probably have. I was just happy to see I wasn't alone in my horror!"
Mar 11, 2016
Suzy Soro commented on the blog post 'Taking Notes: Thoughts On Constructive Criticism'
""Most of the writers I know who've been doing this for a while have learned to crave the tear-down." YES! Telling me you like my work doesn't do me much good; I can tell myself that. Every time I send work out I BEG for…"
Mar 10, 2016

Profile Information

Who I am:
I'm a stand-up comedian, actor, and author.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
BLOG: http://wherehotcomestodie.com
TWITTER: @hotcomestodie
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Where-Hot-Comes-To-Die
TUMBLR: http://suzysoro.tumblr.com/
LINKEDIN: Suzy Soro
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Celebrity sTalker - memoir (2012)
Funny Not Slutty Blog Book (2009)
My Funny Valentine - anthology (2011)
BlogHer VOTY - anthology (2012)
No Kidding - anthology (April 2013)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Humor Outcasts.com
Unnameable Company that sells my joke tweets to their clients anonymously
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
None
Services I offer to other writers:
None (How bad does that sound, exactly?)
My professional associations:
SAG-AFTRA
I found out about She Writes from:
Webinar with Howard Van Es and Brooke Warner

Suzy Soro's Blog

This would be funny if it happened to someone else

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

So. My second book came out two days ago. And what ensued from well-meaning friends is ... you decide.

In the book I mention how broke I am.

"You should hire a Creative Coach to help you with your books."

I mention how I eat at Chevron and Mobile gas stations when my monthly funds run out.

"You can get a book trailer made on…

Continue

The Publishing of My Second Book

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

In 10 days my second memoir is out. Rather than call it a Memoir, which it is, I call it a True Story, which it also is. ANYWAY, here is an excerpt from Mommy Tried to Kill Me

los angeles 2014

Sleeping pills no longer work, even when I take three. I fool myself each night by turning on the TV at its lowest volume. Like a computer program running in the background, slowing down a PC,…

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You'll Notice I Sound Like I'm Smoking Tampons

Posted on November 28, 2015 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

I gave an interview about Hollywood and how dumb it is because I'm woefully behind in getting my second book out. But I've done this show in the UK before so the host, Neal Veglio, decided to have me back anyway, and will rebook me when my book is out. I just hope we'll all be alive by then.

It might just be me but I swear Neal sounds like one of the Beatles. I don't know exactly which one, but one of them. Not John. Or…

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How To Avoid Writing By Writing Something Else

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 1:55pm 4 Comments

As I plod along in my memoir, which is about being in Paris during Charlie Hebdo and taking care of my Mom for 4 months, another terrorist attack happens there and I put the skids on my book. I look at what I have so far. Do I need to add, (dear God I hope not) subtract, (but what?) or just leave it as is? (or avoid it altogether by accepting other writing assignments)

So I wrote an essay on sexism in standup comedy for VProudTV. Short, 500+ words. I sent along two pictures,…

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At 12:05pm on June 26, 2014, Rita Gardner said…

Hi Suzy, thanks for your note, but I'm unclear on the mention of a blog I did on "BlogHer VOTY 12" - not sure what that is? My blog (Whose Voice is it Anyway) is the one posted on She Writes, plus it's been on my website, www.ritamgardner.com/blog.

At 3:14pm on March 7, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

>I'd wish you good luck on your books but I think you're doing just fine without it! 

Thanks. I do feel awfully blessed, and have had a lot of help along the way. So trying to pay it forward here.

:-)

At 12:40pm on February 26, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Suzy, Just waving hello. I hope you’re enjoying exploring SheWrites, and best of luck with your writing.

Warmly,
Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 1:08pm on February 5, 2013, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer

At 7:06am on February 3, 2013, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book

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Co-Founder, The Innocence Revolution, April 14, 2013

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