Hello Writers and Readers!
I am the author of fourteen books and have more than thirty years (of) experience as a writing teacher, editor, and manuscript consultant.
I’d like you to know about my new 2020 book Lost Lagoon/lost in thought. “In trademark lyric prose, Warland’s roving observations in and around Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon offer insights into nature, narratives, and the urban environment.” Curious? You can watch the video of my virtual launch in April. In addition, as of December 2020, the ebook version of Lost Lagoon/lost in thought that includes numerous images of lagoon life, is available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, iBooks or Kobo.
Whether working on my own manuscript or another writer’s manuscript, writing is my life’s work; writing is my life’s teacher.
Many of the writers I have worked with have gone on to have their manuscripts published and earn nominations and prizes for the CBC Literary Competition, BC Book Prizes, the Pat Lowther Award, the Griffin Prize, the Trillium Book Award of Toronto and the Governor General’s Award. Find out more about my mentoring and consultation work and my writing.
Please get in touch if you’d like to work with me individually, or invite me to teach a workshop. To learn more about my poetry and non-fiction writing, go to books. You can also sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this page.
Betsy’s book on the craft of writing, Breathing the Page, is a wonderful resource for beginning, intermediate and advanced writers, providing perspectives and analysis that cannot be found anywhere else.
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