Work with me one-on-one



Work with me one-on-one to plan, write and see your book through to publication and promotion! I'll help you get clear and unstuck wherever you are in the process.



Almost ready with your book-in-progress and need insights and perspective? I offer substantive editorial feedback to help you prepare for publishing.


Suzanne's manuscript evaluation was exactly what I needed. I had a complete first draft of a novel but I knew there were some problems and I was having trouble figuring out what to do. The evaluation gave me excellent and practical advice on my novel's structure and character arcs to help me realize my vision for the story. Suzanne also—this was important to me—told me what I was doing right. In general, working with Suzanne is great experience. You get the sense she really cares about your story and wants to help you bring it to its fullest potential. I'm currently re-drafting my novel using her recommendations to guide me. Where before I was confused and overwhelmed, now I feel good again about the direction it is taking. I highly recommend Suzanne.        

Mary Davis, 2020

"Suzanne, your feedback has been incredibly helpful. It has been nice to finally put myself out there and show tiny little pieces of writing to someone else. You've given me the motivation to keep going"
Carolyn Skinner, 2020 

"I’ve taken many different classes or conferences or seminars throughout my time as a writer and this is one of the most well organized and focused classes I’ve taken."
Eric Putzer, 2020

"I want to express my gratitude for all your encouragement and empowerment throughout the course. You were very supportive of each person's ideas and gave guidance in such a compassionate yet professional way."

Melanie Catleugh, 2020

Other resources

Sell Your Book: An Author's Guide to Publicity and Promotion

I wrote this How-to Series e-book for The Writers' Union of Canada in a workbook format to help you create your own book promotion plan step by step.

My approach to teaching writing is different: 

My emphasis is on self-expression, care, compassion, and FUN!

In order to teach from a place of care and compassion, I've reflected deeply on what that means. I strive to bring what author Cheryl Strayed describes as "unconditional positive regard" to each session. To learn more, please read my ethical stands.

Sell Your Book: An Author's Guide to Publicity and Promotion by Suzanne Alyssa Andrew


COMING SOON: Expressive writing courses to help you re-ignite your imagination, boost your energy and help you unclutter your mind. 



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Writing the Novel: Introduction

If you want to write a novel, and have no idea how to start or complete a first draft, this course is for you. You’ll learn the story elements of a novel. Then you’ll plan your own book-in-progress and practice writing parts of the story in your own style. We’ll cover effective novel writing techniques and practical advice for getting a draft done. With step-by-step guidance, by the end of the course you’ll have the opening of your novel, and a personal plan to keep going. Register for my online section for the new and enhanced course.

Sessions run in Fall, Winter and Spring. 

Writing the Novel II

This course continues from the introduction, with tips and techniques on how to avoid a messy middle and how to end your novel. This is also a course geared for feedback so you can get valuable insights and notes on what you've been working on. Register for my online section for the new and enhanced course.

Sessions run in Fall, Winter and Spring.