And it can get lonely.
Welcome to the ever evolving world of Pam Bustin online.
I’m a novelist/playwright/all round scribbler living with my sweet Raggedy Man in a wee house on the shores of the Kebsquasheshing River in Northern Ontario, Canada. We have no indoor plumbing, but we’ve got power, a phone and high-speed internet. A girl has to have priorities.
My first novel, Mostly Happy, was published by Thistledown Press. It won some awards, which was GRAND. The second novel is taking a good long time to emerge, but here we are in 2021 and I can see the way forward and all is well. I can see the way forward thanks to the support and guidance of Pat Dobie – a fellow writer and Editor (Lucid Edit) who has been invaluable for me. Working with Pat has re-ignited both my creative soul and my desire to be of use to other writers.
I’ve always believed in the power of stories. For me, ART is all about showing me how to survive on this earth walk.
It’s why I read stories, go to plays, watch movies, look at paintings, dance … all of it! I also believe that the work we do as writers is sacred. The day to day work of getting those words onto the page is a sacred act. Once the words are on the page – they are not sacred. They are the markers that show us the way and our deepest work is to use these markers to bring our story to others Clear and True and Strong.
I want to do that myself and I want to help other writers do it, too.
I’m glad you landed here today. Take a look around. I hope you find something that inspires you and relights your creative fire.
For those looking to improve their careers and craft.
I currently offer line editing and developmental editing for Fiction and Non Fiction and dramaturgical feedback on plays. I am in the process of exploring ways to support both new and established writers as a coach/mentor.
If you find yourself lost in the woods with a story – I might be able to help you find the path out. If you yearn to take the first step towards developing a writing practice, or starting that first book, I would love to accompany you for a time on your journey. Let’s chat.
Folks sometimes want a more “official” biography, so here’s a bit more about about my writer self… Pam Bustin was born in Regina Saskatchewan and raised in a host of small towns across the prairies. She currently lives mostly in Chapleau Ontario with a…
“Prissy Fallwell smoked Players Plain, played crib for money and drank Wild Turkey when she was between men. Prissy had a lot of boyfriends when I was growing up. I had a lot of crushes – Jack Lord from Hawaii Five-O, Hawkeye Pierce, Jerome…
I would love to hear from you. Contact me at pambustin AT gmail DOT com or use the handy contact form below to tell me a bit about yourself, your work and your dreams for that work.
Sometimes there was nothing by white deep drifting for a long section, but looking ahead, I could see the old path and then I would cut a new(ish) trail to meet up with the tracings of the old one.
You know that feeling when you finish a book and your eyes are full of tears and your heart is entirely full of, “Yes. Yes, I remember now. Thank you for reminding me.” That is what I feel right now.