You’ve spent months or years writing your novel or memoir. You’ve written and revised and revised some more. Now all you need is for that perfect agent or editor to fall in love with your writing. But how can you be sure your work is ready for submission? We’ll talk about how to determine if your work fulfills its promise to the reader and explore practical strategies for making sure your story is strong enough to stand out from the slush pile. Bring your almost-there manuscript and a willingness to look at your work with a fresh and critical gaze.
(NOTE: Students should feel free to bring their entire manuscript in digital or printed form, but everyone should bring the following: the first chapter or section of the manuscript; one climactic/pivotal scene or chapter; one weak or troublesome scene or chapter; your preferred writing tools.)
*Special $30 tuition for Aspen Writers’ Network (AWN) members only
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut novel, Three Rivers, was a finalist for both the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. Her second novel, The Past is Never, is forthcoming in Spring of 2018 from Arcade/Skyhorse. Tiffany was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Delta State University. After college she worked for a brief stint as a newspaper reporter in the Mississippi Delta, where she received the Frank Allen Award for Journalism. She is the recipient of two Heartland Emmy Awards including one for writing for a children’s public television program. She is a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Lighthouse Young Writers Program. She lives in Denver.