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Seeing the world through chintz-coloured glasses and tracing life lines with a magic marker. I love being a writer!

"Not affiliated in any way with the author of Sex for One.

Background Information

I've been writing most of my life but only working at the craft for about ten years. Most of that time has been spent studying English literature and creative writing.

I admire the fearless stories of Tom Robbins and aspire to the lyrical prose of Alistair MacLeod. I've found my voice in offbeat characters, but still play with more eloquent language.

Nor do I restrict myself to a single form of expression. I am equal parts poet, fiction writer, and essayist.


- First Place, Sol-Magazine "Throes of Love" Poetry Contest, Feb. 2002.

- First Prize, Beginning Writers "I Became a Writer When..." Essay Contest, Nov. 2001.

- First Prize, Toasted Cheese "Three Cheers and a Tiger" Fiction Contest, Oct. 2002.

- Honorable Mention, Sol-Magazine "Keeping Love Alive" Poetry Contest, Dec. 2001.

- Honorable Mention, Sol-Magazine "Pick a Topic" Poetry Contest, Feb. 2002.

- Recipient, Robert Hayes Memorial Scholarship in English (Creative Writing), Saint Mary's University, 1996 and 1997.

- Residency, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, May-June 2003.

- Second Prize, Joyce Marshall Hsia Memorial Poetry Prize, Saint Mary's University, 1998.

- Second Place, Sol-Magazine "Poet's Choice" Haiku Contest, July 2002.

- Short Fiction Presenter, Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference, 1997.

- Third Place, Sol-Magazine "Another Diary" Poetry Contest, Nov. 2002.

- Third Place, Sol-Magazine "The Diary" Poetry Contest, Oct. 2002.

Additional Information

I launched my first newsletter, InkSpotter News, in July 2003. My newest publication, the monthly print newsletter Heritage Writer, will debut in July 2005. For details and subscription instructions, see the first link below.

Contact Information
InkSpotter Publishing
163 Main Avenue 
Halifax NS  B3M 1B3   Canada
Contact Author: Betty Dobson

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