Sue Johnson


Sue Johnson is a poet, short story writer and novelist. Her short stories appear in a variety of women’s magazines in the UK, Sweden and Australia. Sue’s fifth novel, ‘The Girl with Amber Eyes’ was originally published as a My Weekly Pocket Novel. It is now available as an e-book, paperback and audiobook. Sue writes both historical and contemporary fiction. Her third poetry collection ‘Threads’ was published by Toadstone Press in 2018.

Sue also creates books aimed at helping and encouraging other writers, including her highly successful ‘Writing Success: poetry, flash fiction & short story exercises.’ Books 2 and 3 in this series are currently in production.

Sue enjoys running writing workshops and giving talks to various groups including the U3A and WI. She is a tutor on five of the Writing Magazine home-study programmes – Becoming a Successful Writer, Fiction, Short Story, Make the Most of Your Life Experiences and Poetry. Sue has worked for Writing Magazine since 2005.

What Our Students Say

I recently completed the Writing Magazine Becoming a Successful Writer course and was delighted to receive my certificate of completion. I found the course both enjoyable and challenging - a lot of hard work, but ultimately very rewarding. My tutor, Sue Johnson, was great and I found her comments, encouragement and positive criticism extremely helpful. The assignments gave me the chance to try different types of writing and I had to develop a more disciplined approach to my writing to ensure I was able to finish the course within the two years. Most of all, I have gained confidence. I still have a long way to go but I have learned a lot and now feel confident enough to start sending out some of my work and to enter competitions.

Ann Dixon - 22/05/2019

Thanks very much for the excellent [free welcome gift] book on historic fiction. After reading it I feel like I'm in Aladdin's cave, I'm doing the research Sue suggested and I'm bursting with enthusiasm. I just need to see Sue's comments before I get stuck into pulling it all together. I'm very impressed with the course content and tuition. I've done several courses with other companies, including some that cost more than twice as much as this one, but I learned more in part one of this than in the whole of their course.

Linda Adams, Ely - 12/08/2019

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