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The Art of Self-Editing

19 Sep 2020
9.30am - 1.00pm Saturday 19 September
A half-day editing workshop with award-winning writer Lee Murray - takes your prose from the bottom of the slushpile to must read!
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Earlybird $175.00 - General $225.00


Hey Fiction Writers - let's take your prose from slush pile to must-read.

Beginner’s Guide Writing Workshops is excited to present this half-day LIVE streaming workshop with award-winning writer & editor Lee Murray.

In this practical half-day session, Lee shares her top tips and strategies for whipping your manuscript into shape and making your prose pop.

Sat 19 September 9.30 -1.00 pm - ONLINE - so you can join us from anywhere.

You will:

  • Learn how to rework your earlier drafts into stronger new material.
  • Understand the hows and whys of the editing/rewriting process
  • Learn valuable and practical editing skills
  • Glean insights into the editing process from a pro.


Find out more & Book Here - Earlybird now on sale

Who is this workshop for?

Prose writers at any experience level who want to improve their writing craft.

Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows) and a three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee. Her works include the Taine McKenna military thrillers (Severed Press, Australia), and Kiwi supernatural crime-noir series The Path of Ra, co-written with Dan Rabarts (Raw Dog Screaming Press, USA), debut short fiction collection Grotesque: Monster Stories (Things in the Well, Australia), as well as several books for children and youth.

She is proud to have edited fourteen speculative works, including award-winning titles Baby Teeth: Bite-Sized Tales of Terror and At the Edge (with Dan Rabarts), Te Kōrero Ahi Kā (with Grace Bridges and Aaron Compton) and Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press, USA).

She is the co-founder of Young New Zealand Writers, a group established to provide development and publishing opportunity for youth writers, and the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction Writers, and she is HWA Mentor of the Year for 2019. In February 2020, Lee was made an Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors Waitangi Day Honours. Lee lives over the hill from Hobbiton in New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty where she dreams up stories from her office overlooking a cow paddock. 

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Written by

Kathryn Burnett

27 Aug 2020