Summer Project #1: Finish That Manuscript! An Online Workshop with Nancy Stohlman

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Are you still sitting on that same manuscript? Are you stuck in the writing phase or in the revision process? Most of us are better at starting manuscripts than we are at finishing them. But it’s only when we can conceive, create, and bring our projects to fruition that we begin to master the longer form known as a book.

In this 4-week virtual workshop I’ll give you the deadlines you might need, help you structure your writing time into your life, help you transition more easily between creation and revision, and help you become your own best editor. Whether you are planning to submit or self publish, you’ll learn writing tips, editorial and publication advice, how to excerpt and query, and even when to let a manuscript go. And most importantly, you’ll finally rescue your work from the desk drawer and give yourself the satisfaction of completion.

The workshop format will include weekly online instruction, telephone check-ins, and professional line edits (limited). Both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts are welcome.

Are you ready?

  • Four week session begins Monday, July 1.
  • $149 workshop tuition ($75 due upon registration)
  • Bring a friend discount—10% off if you sign up with a friend
  • Available seats: 15

To apply, send the first page of your manuscript as well as a bio/statement of intent to

Deadline June 30.

**Join me for a 30-min free informational phone session at 7 pm MST on Tuesday, June 25. Contact me for details or for registration information at

Nancy Stohlman is the author of two novels, Searching for Suzi (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2009), and The Monster Opera (forthcoming Bartleby Snopes Press, 2013), and the editor of four anthologies, including Live From Palestine and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, which was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award.  In 2004 she founded To Get The Words Right Manuscript Editing, in 2007 she co-founded Fast Forward Press, and over the last 10 years she has helped hundreds of writers bring their manuscripts to completion and move confidently into the public arena. She lives and teaches writing in Denver, writes a semi-weekly blog, Ask A Flash Fiction Editor, and is the proud author of many, many manuscripts in drawers. Read more at

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