How it Works:
Berni Stapleton is an award-winning writer who will bring her unique style and interpretation to anything you need written down.
Books and plays.
Do you need a “ghost” writer?
Would you like to write about ghosts?
Sometimes when something needs to be written down, getting started can be the hardest part. Berni can launch you on your path with an intensive interview, followed by a first draft that you can use as a template. Sometimes the reverse is true. You’re wandering in the wilderness of your own words and just need an outside eye to hone your way to the gold.
Creativity is a process as unique as a person’s fingerprints. Berni is a natural born writer and an avid reader. In a pinch she will read the side of a cereal box. But often you might like your document to be more interesting than the side of a cereal box. Berni will spend a session with you to determine what it is you need, what it is you would like to express, the tone you want to achieve (light, poignant, serious.) And then you both determine the size and scope of the task at hand. And then she writes it for you.
Fees are determined by a standard hourly rate.
About the Artist:
Berni Stapleton is a Newfoundland-Labrador writer and performer of unique distinction. Her newest book This is the Cat is brand new from Creative Book Publishing in NL and is available at most book stores and online. She is a past recipient of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador award for best work in non-fiction for her contribution to the book They Let Down Baskets (published by Creative Book Publishing and co-created with the esteemed Chris Brookes and Jamie Lewis), and is a recent recipient of the Ambassador of Tourism award from Hospitality NL. Rants, Riffs and Roars, her collection of short stories and essays, is also available from Creative Books. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Riddle Fence and The Newfoundland Quarterly. Berni was the Artistic Director of the Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival on the south coast of Newfoundland for 11 years and, during her time there, is credited with having built a flourishing theatre and tourist attraction. Berni is working on two new books at the moment. This is the Other Cat is the sequel to This is the Cat. It picks up the saga from where we left off and carries us through the continued upsets and wonderments of a cat addled Unity-Verse. The Introvert’s Guide to Survival is a novel which does not include anything about cats. Berni is Artistic Director of Girl Power and In Conjunction. To learn more about Berni, her work and her companies, visit www.bernistapleton.com.