About

Wanton Word Flirt, Suzanne Wood, enjoys tossing out words recklessly and playfully!

After years of writing program proposals, reports, case notes, and newspaper articles while employed in human services, Suzanne jumped into creative writing. Writing course mentors Eunice Scarfe and Dr. Reinekke Lengelle encouraged her to be vulnerable while getting the first draft onto the page. Suzanne considers writing artistic play; initially writing with reckless abandon, followed by flirting with words to find just the right ones to complete her work.

Suzanne sees “story” everywhere she goes. She is an obsessive people watcher. Being an anxious, introspective person allows her the opportunity to ruminate upon her wild imaginings without end. She writes poems that do not rhyme, and stories that may or may not be true.

Her non-fiction and creative non-fiction has been published in anthologies and periodicals, in addition to being displayed publicly at โ€œInSight 2โ€, a juried international health humanities public symposium, and on the “Poetry Walk” at the University of Alberta hospital.

Inspiring others to try art and life narrative writing as complementary medicine, she believes in the magic of her blue-green elixir paintings and creative word balms to soothe her health anxieties as she copes with the symptoms and complications of multiple autoimmune connective tissue diseases.

She has eclectic taste in books, music, art, movies, people, but not in dogs; only truly loving Labrador Retrievers. She loves to laugh and hug. Her family says the kind of weird she is cannot be categorized, so don’t even try.

Jet and I

20 thoughts on “About

  1. Your son may say weird, I say unique! You have a unique way of seeing the world, and a gift at expressing that insight with words! I simply can not wait to see what you do with this medium of expression. No pressure, but I suspect I am going to learn so much (as usual) just by watching you.

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  2. Weird. Unique. Whatever! Appreciate your compliments Shannon.

    Thank you for joining me on my blogging journey. I am still not sure exactly what shape this blog will take, but I expect it to be an enjoyable adventure.

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  3. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by. As you can see I am new to this business of blogging, so especially appreciate you checking out my site. Looking forward to reading more of your antics and insights on a regular basis!

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  4. Suzanne, weird is cool, I love weird, I’m weird…who wants to be boring and samey? We had two black labs when my kids were young and I adore people watching. I also see stories everywhere. Wow, we have a lot in common! Thanks so much for coming over to my blog and for the follow. I’m really looking forward to reading more of your blog,will be back soon. Meanwhile, it’s so lovely to meet you…
    Sherri ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Lisa, thank you for the award! I did one of these some time ago, and since I am still a relative newbie, it will take me awhile to get this all figured out and posted and linked etc. I appreciate you recognizing my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Hi Suzanne! I hope you are enjoying your summer ๐Ÿ˜Ž I want to give you the exciting news that I’ve nominated you for some awards! Many congratulations! This is my way of showing my appreciation of your wonderful blog and excellent writing and also for your readership of mine, which means a great deal. I hope you will accept them, but there is no obligation whatsoever! Have a great day and see you soon… Sherri ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2014/07/14/writing-tennis-and-summertime-awards/

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