Join COFW 6/17/23 for "Cut Out the Middle, Man!" by Susan Gee Heino

DATE & TIME   |  June 17th, 2023 – Social at 12:00 PM, Business meeting at 12:30 pm, Speaker at 1:30 pm or later–after the business meeting concludes.
LOCATION   |    Zoom and Meeting Room 2A of Hilliard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026. See below for further instructions. Speaker will be in person.
TOPIC   | Susan Gee Heino: Cut Out the Middle, Man! Presenting in person.

Cut Out the Middle, Man!

Does your synopsis include the phrase: Then other stuff happens?

We all know that every good book needs an attention-grabbing opening, and of course there will be the triumphant happily-ever-after at the end, but what about all that stuff in the middle? Sometimes the stuffing goes flat and the middle starts to sag. How on earth can we avoid that?

Well, say good-bye to that muddling middle! In this interactive workshop, we’ll sort out the muddle and tighten the sag as we look at:

  • Plot points
  • Goals
  • Conflicts, and
  • How to keep those pages turning.

Attending Our Hybrid Meeting

This program is free for members and prospective members who have not yet visited for two complimentary meetings. For those members who cannot join us in person, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the members-only Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation via Zoom, email Please note, the link spans from the moment we open the room to the social half hour through the business meeting and this program.

Per library policy, “Prepared food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in meeting rooms.”


About Our Speaker

Susan Gee Heino is a white woman with long brown hair with gentle waves. She's sitting in front of some orange daylilies.

Susan Gee Heino writes lighthearted Regencies, quirky Contemporaries, heartwarming Inspirationals, and sexy magical Fantasies. She has a background in theatre as a playwright, actress, and director. In 2008 she won the RWA Golden Heart® Award for Best Regency Historical. Since then, she has published more than 20 titles with several New York houses as well as independently. Her most recent release, Buried Threat, a Cold Case File, comes out in July, 2023, through Harlequin Love Inspired.


Ms. Heino is a not-so-typical preacher’s wife who shares an empty nest in rural Ohio with her heroic husband and a small barnyard full of collected critters. She loves to get to know readers and fellow writers through social media or her blog.

Connect with Susan

Please visit Susan’s website to learn more about her writing.