I'm a writer with four books published, six short films produced, and I've taught creative writing, poetry, screenwriting, short fiction, nonfiction, and experimental writing for 12 years at four post secondary schools. I currently teach at Western University where I won the Angela Armitt Award for Teaching.
I am the Canada Editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction and the Publisher of The Rusty Toque where I have worked with award-winning fiction writers and poets.
I have worked as a story analyst providing coverage on feature film scripts for BC Film, Praxis, The Canadian Film Centre, The Harold Greenberg Fund as well as for production companies in Vancouver and Toronto.
I provide comprehensive, critical, and supportive feedback on creative works, I recommended books and resources, and if the work is ready, I also provide publishing advice and tips for manuscript submission.
I am available for manuscript evaluation in the following genres:
- Short Fiction
- Short Screenplays
- Feature Length Screenplays
- Experimental Writing
Coaching/consulting services may include but are not limited to
- Pitching story, novel, and screenplay concepts
- Query and cover letters for manuscript submissions and graduate school applications
- Business/work plans
- Overcoming writer's block
- Revision tips and strategies
- Social media and publicity for writers
- General writing and publishing questions
Rates vary depending on the length of projects.
Short Fiction/Essay/Nonfiction (between 3000 and 10 000 words) - $100 - $400
10 pages of poetry - $200
Book Length Poetry Manuscripts - $500 - $700
Book Length Short Fiction Manuscripts - $1200 - $2000
Feature Length Screenplays - $500 - $600
Hourly rates for coaching/consulting starts at $100/hr. In person or via Skype.
Contact me here if you are interested in any of these services.
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