Location, Vancouver CANADA

Teacher and Coach


For novice writers and intermediate fiction writers:

Fiction’s Big-Picture Fundamentals, a 5-week dive into the 8 essential aspects of telling a compelling story (novel or short fiction). Includes 8 video modules and 3 coworking sessions with me, with timed writing prompts that will get you from blank page to complete draft. Next cohort starts October 7, 2022. Maximum 12 writers per cohort. Click here to find out more and join the waiting list!

For avid readers who want to learn developmental editing:

Developmental Editing for Fiction, an intense and value-packed 6-week Zoom course through Editorial Arts Academy. Takes you step by step through a full developmental edit of a novella manuscript. Next cohort begins September 20, 2022. Maximum 12 students per cohort. Visit the Developmental Editing for Fiction Course Tour here and email susannah [at] editorialartsacademy [dot] com to join the waitlist.

Developmental Editing for Fiction (through the Editorial Arts Academy; the next 6-week class starts Feb. 17, 2021)

For writers who want serious help getting unstuck on a book:

I coach committed writers who’ve hit a wall, aren’t sure how to start, or need some support to finish their book. From story development to support & encouragement, practical resources, manuscript evaluations, and regular DEADLINES! Rates vary depending on what you need and how we do it. For more information, send me an email to pat [at] patdobie [dot] com and tell me about your project.