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TG Hardy is the name that Tom Hardy uses for his writing. There is a contemporary British actor named Tom Hardy, and of course there was the Thomas Hardy. Thomas G. Hardy sounded too corporate for a guy who had left Manhattan to write and recreate in the Mountain West.

Tom began learning the craft of writing fiction some twelve years ago at Boulder Writing Studio and Denver's Lighthouse Writer's Workshop. His first effort was a hastily-written, contemporary Brazilian novel which was both exhilarating to write and sobering to hear critiqued. With coaching at Lighthouse, he turned to workshopping complete pieces of short prose, experimenting with tense, point-of-view, structure, and trying on varied and unfamiliar voices. 

That effort produced writing that has appeared in Narrative Magazine, the William & Mary Review, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference 25th Year Anniversary Anthology, Open Window Review, the Faircloth Review, O-Dark-Thirty and SpringGun Press. [Links to a sampling of these pieces are arrayed below].

 

He also learned a bit of the craft of screenwriting, converting one of his first published short stories into act one of a possible screenplay. In 2016, he turned his attention back to repotting that Brazilian novel, setting it back in the last century, in parts of Brazil less known, and with a quite different protagonist. After two major rewrites, and one deep-cut edit, the manuscript stands at about 80.000 words.Tom will spend the fall of 2020 fashioning query letters and synopses for an agent search in the winter.


An excerpt (contents and first seven pages) of the manuscript can be read under the next website tab: WHERE THE SABIÁ BIRD SINGS.