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

August 31: “How to Train Your Editor Brain,Free Expressions Writing Success Series with Lorin Oberwerger

September 15: “Writing Multiple Storylines, Timelines, POVs,” Jane Friedman

October 18: Master the Flashback,” Jane Friedman

November 6-10: Writer Unboxed UnConference, Salem, MA, featured presenter and speaker (schedule and courses listed here)

November 19: “Pop-up Submissions,” Litopia with agent Peter Cox

April 4-6, 2024: Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Dayton, OH

My workshops and presentations take complex story concepts and distill them into digestible ideas and easily actionable techniques to show authors in clear 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.