About P.S. Dobie

PS Dobie working on old typewriter

I’m a writer, editor, and teacher of fiction and nonfiction. I write novels and short stories (plus a little nonfiction) and run an editorial business out of a small office above a pet supply store on a busy street in the center of Vancouver, Canada. I work with writers in London, New York, Paris, Belgium, Georgia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Germany, Turkey, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, California, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, Florida, Toronto, Cornwall, Alberta, Vancouver, Victoria, other parts of BC, and anywhere else they write.

What A Writer’s Roadmap is About

I believe writing is a “learn by doing” pursuit. You become a writer by writing. It doesn’t matter if you’re self-published, traditionally published, or still working your way toward publication. The writing road is a long one and can take surprising directions.

Through my work with writers and through making every mistake possible, from not writing (the worst) to not submitting (almost as bad), I’ve learned how to write better and write more with less turmoil and stress.

Before becoming an editor, I worked as a project manager in international events. This gave me a great many practical tools for getting to ‘THE END’ on writing projects and living a deeply satisfying writing life.

A Writer’s Roadmap is a place for me to share what I’ve learned.


I’m happy to be a member of these excellent organizations: