Tiffany Hawk | Developmental Editor | Writing Coach | Author


Welcome, fellow writers!


Hey, I’m Tiffany, novelist, editor, and writing mentor. I help aspiring writers go pro.

I love it when I help a client find what’s amazing about his or her story and develop the courage and the skill to confidently share it with the world!

I’ve been at this writing game for more than 15 years, so whatever hurdle you’re facing, there’s a good chance I’ve been there. Here’s a quick and dirty rundown of my own professional path:

I’m a former flight attendant with a BA from UCLA and an MFA from UC Riverside. My debut novel, Love Me Anyway, was published by St. Martin’s Press, and my stories have appeared in such places as The New York Times, StoryQuarterly, National Geographic Traveler, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” 

While you’re here, read my thoughts on writing, including FAQs, things I’ve learned in 15 years in the publishing industry, and things I’m still working on. I tackle topics like whether or not you should get an MFA, how to find the best literary agent for you, the top eight reasons I do not think you should self publish, and a few reasons why maybe you should.


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If you’re an aspiring novelist or memoirist, check out the free resources below.


In this 6 day mini-course, you’ll find the time, confidence and focus to {finally} finish your novel.


Learn the simple mistakes sabotaging most opening pages. They're not what you think! I'll also teach you how to fix your first pages in no time.


Get videos, screen shares, worksheets, and cheat sheets and learn the exact strategy I use to help my clients find their dream agents.


What people say about working with me

Tiffany is a dream editor: Kind and patient but also critical and thorough. She has a unique ability to talk to writers in their worst moments because she’s been there too. I don’t want to imagine tackling a memoir without her counsel, so I won’t.
— Tina Dupuy, nationally syndicated columnist and radio host
When I was stuck in the middle of a partially completed manuscript, Tiffany got me to “The End.” Not only do I adore Tiffany personally - boy, has she helped keep me motivated - I feel lucky to have worked with a published author who really understands storytelling. My work is richer and more nuanced as a result.
— Dr. Liz Alexander
Tiffany’s practical advice and common sense approach to writing, editing, and publishing have been invaluable. Writers are emotionally invested in their work – that’s normal and to be expected – but Tiffany helped me see that approaching agents and editors does not have to be an emotional roller coaster ride. Tiffany instills confidence in the writers she mentors. She is encouraging but honest in her comments, always keeping the big picture in mind. More than anything, she wants you to succeed and to find the fulfillment you seek as an artist.
— Debbie Graber, author of David Kramer Starts Tomorrow, finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Prize