Fishing On Facebook, Afterword and Resources

Update, May 31, 2012:

One of the benefits of self publishing is that you can make changes even after publication.  Last week I submitted a third round of corrections since publication on April 10, 2012 —mostly punctuation and grammar mistakes.

Here is a link to “Look Inside” the book which features the opening pages and excerpts from the Afterword and Resource section:

Update, December 23, 2011:

Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir, will be available on, other sites and bookstores, April 2012.

The Afterword is being revised — again!

It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving. The writer in me can’t help but remember my sorry state of mind on this very day, exactly one year ago. It rained that night, and I felt sad and alone. An editor friend sent me this quote, that she knew I would like:

A thought for today:
A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
–Jorge Luis Borges, writer (1899-1986)


Suza Francina

Ojai, California

Suza Francina
Thank you, Writing Yoga author Bruce Black, for this auspicious quote:
A writer is someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him, and the world that makes him who he is. … As I sit at my table for days, months, years, slowly adding words to the empty pages, I feel as if I were bringing into being that other person inside me, in the same way that one might build a bridge or a dome, stone by stone. … The writer’s secret is not inspiration for it is never clear where that comes from but stubbornness, endurance….
– Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize winner


2 Responses to “Fishing On Facebook, Afterword and Resources”

  1. Harry Spring Says:

    I so enjoyed your book – thank you for sharing it. Elizabeth and I often read books to each other and so for the past few nights we read with interest, excitment, skepticism, and ….hope as you moved through your relationship with “Adam”.

    What a wild and engaging ride! We both felt the dissappointment, confusion and anger you must have been experiencing but also marvelled at your sense of civility and even compassion as you sought to make sense of the actions of this person jerking you around.

    Well done …in both expressing yourself by writing the book and maintaining the clarity you did while writing it.


    • Suza Francina Says:

      Thank you, Harry, your Response (and Elizabeth following along) is about the nicest Christmas present a writer could have! Namaste,


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