College Creative Writing Professor (20 years)
Instructor of Fiction and Memoir Writing Workshops (15 years)
Professional Editor and Book Doctor of published and award winning fiction and memoir
Book Proposal Coach with two New York literary agencies
Published James Joyce scholar
Susan S. Brown, PhD
“Thank you Susan Brown, my brilliant and talented editorial consultant who did such a fine job in helping me prepare the manuscript,” was acclaimed acting teacher Lola Cohen’s acknowledgement after completing The Lee Strasberg Notes (2010, Routledge) with personal editor and writing coach Susan Brown.
If you’re seeking a writing workshop or personal editor for memoir writing, literary fiction, book proposal writing, commercial fiction, or a literary blockbuster, review all the comments by clients and workshop participants who’ve experienced the coaching skills of Susan Brown. To her clients and students, she brings 30 years of teaching college in creative writing and literature, conducting sold-out workshops, and helping bring over a dozen books into print as a personal editor and book doctor.
A publishing James Joyce scholar with a PhD in Modernist literature, Dr. Brown introduces writers to the techniques used by the literary masters. Also a lover of escape genre fiction and trash lit, Brown is adept at guiding purely commercial projects. Her latest writer's workshops focus on combining literary fictional techniques with genre formulas into a newly emerging hybrid—the literary best-seller. Applying sophisticated writing devices to escape fiction has appeared most distinctly in the critically recognized as well as best-selling detective series of such writers as James Lee Burke, Dennis Lehane, and James Hall. Brown wants to expand the field from whodonits. It's time for a bodice ripper to compete for the Booker Prize.