Writer Spotlight: Susan B
Meet writer Susan B from Temple, TX!
Q. If you had a catchphrase, what would it be?
A. What? Seriously…that’s my catchphrase. My husband always tries to ask me something when I’m in the midst of working. For someone with ADHD, it’s a miracle I can tune that out.
Q. What’s your day job super power?
A. Domestic engineer, aspiring writer and plant guardian.
Q. Best advice you’ve ever received?
A. Never doubt that you can do something when you haven’t tried to do it. My father always encouraged me, and never let me give up on something before I tried. That’s helped me tremendously as a writer because it’s given me the guts to tackle really challenging assignments.
Q. Favorite hat?
A. French beret.
Q. If there was a movie based on your life, what actor/actress would play you?
A. Tilda Swenton
Q. What would the title of the movie be?
A. Facing Adversity Head On. It sounds trite, but I guess that’s the best description I can think of for a story involving adversity and challenges that I fought incredibly hard to overcome.
Q. Favorite thing about WA?
A. As for what I like most about WriterAccess – well EVERYTHING. I like the huge range of work I get, the diversity of clients, the constant challenge and the chances I get to push myself beyond what I thought I was capable of doing. But after everything is said and done, it’s the people that make this the awesome place it is. Thankfully, most of the time, I have enough work that I don’t have to look for assignments elsewhere.
Q. Favorite writer, dead or alive?
A. I’d say Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway in the category of dead writers, and Jacqueline Winspear in the category of living writers. I absolutely love her historically based mysteries. I read the entire Maisy Dobbs series, with a deep sense of sadness after finishing each book – simply because I wanted to read more.
Q. Favorite breakfast food?
A. Does coffee count? Plain Greek yogurt and fruit
Q. Little known fact about you?
A. I worked for Vidal Sassoon back in the mid 1970’s in their first Chicago salon and had a bright orange crew cut. People said it was chic. I’m not so sure I liked it. But it was free advertising, so I complied.
Q. What can’t you live without?
A. Classical music
Q. What advice would you like to leave off with for your fellow writers?
A. Don’t be afraid to take challenges, and never submit an assignment that doesn’t reflect your best work. Forget the pay, forget the level. It’s more important to make sure that every assignment is an example of your best work. You’ll wind up on more love lists even when you haven’t applied.
Thanks Susan! Check out our blog every Wednesday for a new interview with one of our super talented and always interesting WriterAccess writers!