Writer’s Resume


For a list of Publications, see the Publications page.

Professional Experience & Activities


July 1998 – Present The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers (www.thescriptorium.net)
Editor and Publisher

The Scriptorium Webzine for Writers is a free monthly online publication of writer’s resources, including in-house and outsourced articles, book and software reviews, creativity exercises, young writers department and various other information for writers.

August 2007 – Present Third Person Press (www.thirdpersonpress.com)
Co-Editor and Publisher

Third Person Press is a small independent press located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, publishing speculative fiction

Moderator, The Story Forge Writers’ Group, 1998 – Present

Municipal Liaison, National Novel Writing Month, 2004 – Present

Copy Editor, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, 2005 – 2010

Co-Moderator & Member, The Quillians (formerly Fantasy & Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop), 2008 – Present

Webmaster, SF Canada current

Professional Memberships


Member, Writer’s Council (Past member, Board of Directors), Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia

Past Vice President, Past Secretary-Treasurer, Current Member, SF Canada

Awards


Speculative Fiction Book of the Year, 2014, Book Publishers of Alberta, for One’s Aspect to the Sun

Workshops & Courses Offered


“Rights & Contracts In The Digital Age: An Essential Primer for Writers” seminars, 2012

“Two-Week Short Story” email course, administered through The Scriptorium. Ongoing.

“Short Story Workshop for One” email course, administered through The Scriptorium. Ongoing.

“Write That Story! Workshop” correspondence course, administered through The Scriptorium

“From Idea to Story,” presented at Open For Business, North Sydney, June 14, 2001

“Getting Started in Writing,” presented at Open For Business, North Sydney, April 12, 2001

“Beginnings and Endings,” presented at The Story Forge Writer’s Retreat, May 2006

Readings & Presentations


Reading from “The Cache,” Authors with Glasses, Governor’s Book Pub, Sydney, N.S., March 2013

Reading from “Shades”, Coastal Development Centre, Main-A-Dieu, N.S., October 30, 2012

Readings: “Upload” and excerpt from “The Ambassador’s Staff,” August Sonata, Boularderie, N.S., August 2012

Reading: “The Halfhigh Vexation,” Second Life Virtual Environment, April 2012

“Rights & Contracts In The Digital Age: An Essential Primer for Writers,” (abridged) two-hour workshop presentation, WFNS, Halifax, N.S., March 22, 2012

“Rights & Contracts In The Digital Age: An Essential Primer for Writers,” four-hour workshop presentation, North Sydney, N.S., February 4, 2012

Writer-in-Residence, Jubilee Elementary School (WITS), March/April 2011

Reading from “Her Money’s Worth,” Governor’s Book Pub, Sydney, N.S., February 2011

Reading: “Her Money’s Worth,” Second Life Virtual Environment, January 2011

Seminars: “What Editors Want,” and “Introduction to NaNoWriMo” (with Tristan Healy), Hal-Con Convention, October 2010

Writers In The Schools presentations, various dates, 2009-2014

“Grammar Grab-Bag” with Andrea Howe of Blue Falcon Editing, virtual presentation, Second Life Virtual Environment, April 2010

“Writing Speculative Fiction” workshop presentation, Boularderie Island Writers’ Institute, Fall 2009

“Where Do Books Come From?” educational presentation, Membertou Trade & Convention Center, June 7, 2009

“Table Talk” discussion roundtable, Wilfred Oram Centennial Library, North Sydney, N.S., April 25, 2009

“The Big Freeze” virtual presentation, Third Life Books, Second Life Virtual Environment, April 2009

Excerpt from “On The Road With Fiamong’s Rule” virtual presentation, Third Life Books, Second Life Virtual Environment, January 2009

“How to Succeed at NaNoWriMo–and Keep Your Sanity” virtual presentation, Third Life Books, Second Life Virtual Environment, September 2008

“How a Book is Born: A Writer’s Perspective” International Literacy Day Presentation, James McConnell Memorial Library, N.S., September 13, 2002

“The Halfhigh Vexation” CBRL Spring Reading Celebration, Baddeck Library, N.S., March 14, 2002

“Death of a Fish” at Nova Scotia Librarians’ Conference, North Sydney, N.S., 2002

Excerpt from “Circle” at PierScape 2001, “Readings and Rhythm,” Whitney Pier, September 19, 2001

Education


Boularderie Island Writers’ Institute Workshop – Structure in Fiction with Douglas Arthur Brown, Autum 2011

Holly Lisle’s How To Revise Your Novel, 2010

Boularderie Island Writers’ Institute Workshop – Plot-Driven Fiction with Douglas Arthur Brown, Autum 2010

Boularderie Island Writers’ Institute – Creative Writing Master Class with Douglas Arthur Brown, October-November 2009

Rural Writes Workshop – First Person Narrative with Douglas Arthur Brown, September-October 2008

Rural Writes Workshop – Copy-Editing and Revising with Douglas Arthur Brown, March-April 2007

Rural Writes Workshop – Writing as Still Life with Douglas Arthur Brown, Fall 2004

Rural Writes Workshop – Writing for Publication with Douglas Arthur Brown, Spring 2004

Writing Creatively, 1997, Nova Scotia Community College Sydney, Nova Scotia

Novel Writing Workshop, 1993 – 1994, Writer’s Digest School, Cincinnati, Ohio

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