Presentations & Speaking

For the last decade I’ve had the privilege of presenting workshops, seminars, keynotes, and webinars for writers’ conferences, organizations, and groups across the country.

Having spent nearly thirty years working in the publishing industry on literally thousands of manuscripts, I’ve created practical, actionable techniques for authors to learn to deepen, develop, and hone their stories to effectively and powerfully convey their vision on the page (and actually enjoy the process!).

Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Edit Yourself with Tiffany Yates Martin from Ninety Degrees Media on Vimeo.

Upcoming Events

May 23, “Why Are Your Characters the Way They Are?” Lorin Oberweger’s Free Expressions Writing Success Series

May 25, “Five Steps to an Airtight Plot,” Women Writing the West

June 20,Writing Multiple Storylines, Timelines, POVs,” Lorin Oberweger’s Free Expressions Writing Success Series

Sept. 27-29, 2024: Storyfest 2024, South Carolina Writers’ Association, Columbia, SC (in person)

My workshops and presentations take complex story concepts and distill them into digestible ideas and easily actionable techniques to show authors in concrete steps how to more clearly see and assess their own work and improve their storytelling and craft, using a variety of practical techniques and tools, real-world examples, and optional hands-on demonstrations (“live edits”) with authors’ WIPs.

Download my speaking kit for a list of available workshops, and I can also customize presentations to your organization’s needs. I’ve presented for organizations including Writer’s Digest, Jane Friedman online courses, Writer Unboxed, the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, and many more.

If you’re interested in having me virtually join your writers’ group, chapter, or organization online—either for a workshop, presentation, panel, or discussion/Q&A—drop me a line.