25 – One Word Makes All the Difference for Susie Crosby

Posted August 3, 2020 | Laura Christianson
The Professional Writer
The Professional Writer
25 - One Word Makes All the Difference for Susie Crosby


“Your writing journey is going to be good; it’s just not going to be linear.”

That’s what the editor at a publishing house told Susie Crosby when she turned down the opportunity to publish Susie’s devotional book.

The editor was right.

Susie, a kindergarten teacher who also blogs and writes books, shares her non-linear writing journey during episode #25.

You’ll learn how “just one word” has guided Susie’s platform development, and is resonating deeply with her readers.

One Word Makes All the Difference for Susie Crosby | Episode 25 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

Susie reveals:

  • How she balances her full-time teaching career with writing books and blogging.
  • How she brainstorms creative ideas for devotions while she’s teaching and exercising.
  • How she discovered exactly what her ideal reader most wanted, and delivers memorable devotions that meet their needs.
  • Why she chose to outsource some writing-related tasks.
  • How she’s achieving the delicate balance between selling and serving.
  • The immense value of a support/prayer team.
  • How she is converting book topics into speaking engagements.
  • How she is using YouTube to reach out to new readers.

About Susie Crosby

Just One Word: 90 Devotions to Invite Jesus In, by Susie CrosbySusie is a grateful mom of two (almost) grown boys who currently live and go to school in Honolulu, Hawaii. She and her husband live in a seaside town in the Puget Sound region. They love to hike and kayak, they are huge Seattle sports fans, and they mostly love hanging out at home with their little dog Koko.

Susie teaches P.E., Art, Technology, and Music at an all-kindergarten school which keeps her busy full time. Her passion and joy is sharing encouraging words with the people she loves. She is an active blogger and speaker, and she is the author of Just One Word: 90 Devotions to Invite Jesus In.

The devotions are less than 500 words each and centered on one word at a time from The Message Bible. This “one word” concept for devotions was inspired by the weekly blog posts she’s been publishing since 2017. For the past year, Susie has been experimenting with “Just 2 Words.”

She is always on the lookout for fun coffee shops, inspiring books, remote beaches, and farmers’ markets.

Visit Susie at SusieCrosby.com

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