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August 15, 2004

 

Amber A. Whitman

109 Byng Ave

Scarborough, Ontario.

M1L-3N9

 

E-mail: restless80@hotmail.com

 

Subsequent email: aquamarine3309@yahoo.ca

 

Website: http://homebody2001-ivil.tripod.com

Promotional book site: www.geocities.com/whitmansbooks

Ph. if needed

 

Objectives:

 

I hope to write for a publisher, magazine, or online site that can use my talents to their fullest potential.  I am hoping to write poetry, short stories or articles for an established magazine or publishing house.  I would also like to have a book/s published.

 

Summary of Qualifications:

 

Over 20 years experience writing in different genres.

I have expertise in poetry, short stories, article writing, blogging.

I am capable of writing press releases, cover letters, queries, reviews, letterheads, fliers etc.

I possess excellent organization skills, and punctuality on all assignments.

Recognized for ability to work alone, and follow instruction if needed.

 

Assets:

 

I write poetry, fantasy, short stories and articles and more.  I am a quick learner.  I have recently moved into longer manuscripts.  My style can vary and is adaptable.  I am able to meet deadlines, or exceed them.  My work, as with other aspects of my life has a tone of obsessive ness and perfection.  I am constantly learning about the craft of writing and poetry through different venues.

 

Hobbies: decorating, reading, gardening, cooking, movies, music, outdoor activities, writing, and poetry.

 

Accomplishments:

 

: Have won awards in my youth for writing poetry.
: Editor’s Choice awards by the National Library of Poetry.
: Accepted by Evolving Editions
: Published by Tajmahal Review
: Published by the Peoples Poet
: Published by Circle of Poets
: Published by Cynical Submissions
: Published by Webster's Online Dictionary/Rosetta Edition
: Write articles for All write. (Online magazine)
: Published by Voicesnet.com
: Published by Cynic Online Magazine
: Published by Writing Writers online
: Poetry published by Noble
House, U.K.
/ Poetry Division
: Poetry published in Cynic Magazine Online- Best of 2004

: Article published by Poetry Canada Magazine

: Poetry published by Ambitions Magazine

: Poetry published by Lit Vision Magazine

: Stories published by Lit Vision Magazine

: Poetry published in Voices Net Anthology 10

: Poetry published by Peoples Poet Anthology 2006(Anthology 4)

: Poetry published by Artella Online Magazine- (Third Prize Winner)

: Poetry showcased online at Allthingsgirl.com

: Written articles for Elite.com online- (paying)

: Poetry published by Poetry Highway

: Work featured for subscription online at Reading Destiny

: Work featured online at WriteSpot.com

: Poetry published in Temporal Currents by Tangerine Sky

: Story published in Midicibooks

: Poetry published by Writer Advice online.

: Poetry published by Pink Mouse Online

: Poetry published by Ya’Sou Online

: My Life as a Writer- published by pureawakenings.com

: Story published by ParentingExpress.com

: Published in Skive Magazine

: Story published on Womensselfesteem.com

: Story published by Swimming Kangaroo

: Articles published on Suzie Homemaker

: Poem published by Events Quarterly

: Article published Oct, 2007 in Conceit Magazine

: Essay published in ThisIBelieve.org

: Piece published on 63Channels Magazine

: Published In World Voice Book- Invisible Lines

 

 

Projects:Jobs

 

Working with an ESL Teacher on scripts/excerpts for radio

Worked with Video Self-Video 24/7 staff with projects/promotional materials

Write for LoveInToronto.com

Write for Creative-Web Concepts

JobDrama.com

 

 Awards:

 

Today’s-Woman award winner 2005-2006.

 

Reviews:

 

The Dakapa Handbook- Amazon.com

Write Reviews for The Feminist Review-2007

 

Published Books :

 

( Dreams of Grandeur)-Personal Poetry Collection-Published by L&R Hartley Publishing- Australia

My book is graciously showcased online at: Betsy’s Literary Page, Brady Magazine.

 

Education:

 

Monarch Park Collegiate Institute-Toronto

Malvern Secondary School-Toronto

Greenwood Adult Alternative School, Toronto 1986-87.

 

Clips: Poetry

 

Solace on Paper

 

So many tears cried.
Days drift into nights.
Feeling alone, even abandoned at times.

Too many years gone by.
Dreams that will never evolve.
Growing older as the days grow longer.
Not exactly knowing which way to turn.

Seasons change one to another.
Now finding some solace in the writing I do.
Penning out feelings to paper.

 

Hoping my works will inspire.
For others to find where their happiness lies.
Finding some solace, with this writing I do.

 

Seduced

 

She stood there in front of the mirror.
Beads of tiny water drops inching down her body.
She reached for the lotion.
Smoothing it over her neck, then down and around her buxom breasts.
Down her navel to her legs, working and smoothing down to her tiny feet.
Taking down a perfume bottle she mists her body.
The sweet smell lingers in the room.
Candles flicker and dance in the darkness.
She slips into a black satin negligee, which caresses her skin softly.
She pulls back the crisp red linens on the bed.
Now she awaits her seducer.

 

 

Articles:/Stories

 

Obsessed With Games

 

 

   What is this obsession men have with games?  My boyfriend will sit in front of our computer playing games for hours, when he gets bored with that he will go upstairs to my son's room, and play games on the Game cube system. Not only does he spend hours playing these games, but he also has to look up different game cheats on the computer.  Then if he is losing, he yells and swears like a wild man.  Like tonight for example, he spent the good part of the afternoon and night playing different games.

 

  While I was doing all the work like the cleaning the house, doing dishes, gathering laundry, vacuuming, and wrapping Christmas presents.  My son is building a Christmas village, so I tried in vain to help him with that.  Speaking of my darling son, he has also taken on the gaming obsession; he sits in front of the system for hours during the day and at night.  Finally, I just get mad and force him off, which inevitably ends badly.  Today we had one such incident in which he was supposed to do a chore and didn't.  I basically told him that he had to do his chores   and take care of his meager responsibilities before playing his video games.  After all he does get an allowance for which he contributes very little in the way of chores.

 

  He got very upset, nearly to the verge of tears because in his words, "I have to do everything."  The problem is that this year he is taking on allot more work in school, as well as extra-curricular activities, he not used to the workload so everything seems overwhelming to him lately.  The problem is he rushes through his schoolwork, as well as chores just to get back to playing these video games.  So there it is in a nutshell, I have two obsessed video junkies in my apartment.

 

  I am just glad I can escape into my writing and block out the noise, competition, yelling and constant adrenaline that is flying around these two obsessed gamers.

 

 

References:

 

Available upon request.