I 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.
The techniques I’ve developed are influenced by years as a playwright and actor. From spaces walks, spadework, even at times physical work, my goal is to help you create the world of your characters.
I currently live in Toronto with 3 grey cats and a drawer full of lint brushes.
The official, listy history
There is some work with Oscar-nominated artists back there. I’ve supported some 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