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Beginner's Guide Writing ONLINE Workshop: The Art of Self-Editing

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Take your novel, short story, memoir, biography or flash fiction to the next level lead by award-winning writer/editor Lee Murray.

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Take your novel, short story, memoir, biography or flash fiction to the next level!

So you’ve finished your draft and now it’s time to edit and rewrite - but what to cut?

Beginner’s Guide Writing Workshops are excited to present this LIVE streaming workshop with award-winning writer/editor Lee Murray.

In this practical half-day session, Lee presents her tips and strategies for whipping your manuscript into shape and making your prose pop. Find out what to cut and why.

Participants are free to bring along a work in progress (and a red pen).

And you can join us online from anywhere!

Facilitators: Lee Murray, Presented by Kathryn Burnett

Participants will:

  • Learn how to rework 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.

Join us online from anywhere!

This practical LIVE streaming workshop guides you through the key elements self-editing.

Presented by: Kathryn Burnett

"I assess TV projects from new writers all the time – and I can tell you, hand on heart, you will save yourself SO much time and money by investing in this one day BEFORE you start creating. One of the unique aspects of this workshop is that it gives you insider information about how to avoid newbie mistakes." Kathryn Burnett

Got questions about this workshop? Get in touch

Who is this workshop for? Aspiring TV writers with some screenwriting/writing experience and a basic understanding of screenwriting. Industry pros who want to upskill.

Lead by: Lee Murray

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.

Read more at www.leemurray.info 

Follow @leemurraywriter 

Presented by: Kathryn Burnett

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies. Her most recently produced TV projects include – “Fresh Eggs,” “The Sounds” and multi-award winning series “The Cul de Sac.” In 2019 she co-wrote TVNZ telefeature "The Tender Trap" and is currently on the development team for an HBO sci-fi series , an Australian rom-com series and has a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers. READ MORE ABOUT KATHRYN

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What people are saying:

"Thanks again for the great online class, I can't wait to do more." Kelly Mitchell

"Thanks so much for the informative workshop on Sunday." Amy Johnstone

"I got a lot from your workshop. It saved me coming to Auckland but I still felt I had connected with other writers. Including the views of other professionals was really valuable." Bindy Barclay

"Kathryn Burnett is the bombdiggity. She brings amazing experience, intelligence, and passion to her teaching. She has a comprehensive understanding of movies, cinema history, and storytelling technique, and is effective and engaging when sharing that knowledge with her students. Kathryn is to storytelling tutors as Carlos the Jackal is to international assassins. I can't recommend her highly enough." Steve Barr - screenwriter, producer, and development executive

“Kathryn's screenwriting workshop was brilliant. I loved learning from her and would sit at the front of the class, furiously jotting down notes like a nerd. Kathryn has a natural ability to connect with an audience. She teaches with patience and humour and she provides cake for morning tea! I'd recommend the workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about screenwriting.” Jaquie Brown – Presenter, Actor, Screenwriter

"Loved it! Kathryn gets straight to the point and gives clear, practical advice about screenwriting. She demystifies the process." Rebecca Barry Hill - Journalist/Screenwriter


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Age minimum is 16.(But get in touch if you'd like to discuss!)

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

If the event is cancelled by organiser, participants will receive a full and automatic refund. If cancelled by the participant - cancellation must be 30 days prior to the event to receive a full refund. If cancellation is less than 30 days - a 50% fee refund is available at the facilitator's discretion.

What do I need to bring?

Pen and paper , good internet connection and your computer.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Transferrable to another person - yes. Another event - no. (But check with us.)

Do I have to have my printed ticket at the event?

No, you'll be on our list. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the actual attendee. Is that okay? Yes. (We will check but people often buy this workshop for someone as a present.)

I’m interested in screenwriting – is this for me?

Yes. But if you’re a brand new writer a better foundation course for you might be my two-day Beginner’s Guide Writing Workshop: Screenwriting

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us, right HERE

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