colleen-in-frameI am a freelance writer, substantive editor and dramaturge. What that means is I help writers find their process.

Together, we’re on a quest to answer a seemingly simple question: What really makes a story sing?

This process is like an unveiling, as little bit by bit, the story takes shape.

Many of my techniques are influenced by my years as a playwright and actor, employing methods that encourage writers to get under the skin of their characters and weave into the relationship challenges they face.

I also do voice work and once in a while, appear on stage.

I like hats. Mostly because for me, every day is a bad hair day. I currently live in Toronto with 3 grey cats and a drawer full of lint brushes.

The official, listy history

I have worked with Oscar-nominated artists, award-winning novelists and actors. Corporate clients have included Pfizer, Computer Associates, Virgin Australia, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia Post, Bank of America, and more.

Playwright with 7 plays produced from Halifax to Vancouver. Managing Editor for Taking the Stage, Selections from plays by Canadian women (winner of Canadian Booksellers’ award for most saleable playbook of the year) Served on the jury of 3-day Novel competition (2 years). Masters Degree in Creative Writing (UBC). University Graduate Fellowship (UBC). Nova Scotia Arts Council grant. Ontario Arts Council grant. Teacher of Playwriting at St. Mary’s University. Tied for second in 3-day novel competition. Placed in top five of 3-day novel competition. Consulting editor to publishers. Dramaturge and script reader for Neptune Theatre. Script doctor. Gold star from my grade 5 English teacher 😉

Colleen M. Subasic

4 thoughts on “Me

  1. Just finished forty watt flowers and Ioved it’
    I hope there will be a sequel?! My dream was to move to Athens to start a band and
    Marry Peter Buck ha

    • Wow! What a great dream! He is a charming guy, who wouldn’t crush on him.

      Glad you loved the book. How did you find out about it? There is a sequel in the works. But don’t expect it too soon…

      Please do let others know about the book if you can. Thanks for reaching out.

  2. Hi Colleen,

    I am just wondering if you are a descendant of Ivan Subasic (1892-1955) of Vukova Gorica, Croatia?


    Joe Meszaros

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