Horror! Editor to hold writing workshops in Georgia


“[T]he best person to give unpublished authors advice on how to avoid rejection is someone who rejects manuscripts — editors!” explains Michael Garrett, internationally respected editor and published author. “Only editors know for sure why manuscripts are rejected. Unpublished authors will keep making the same mistake until someone in the industry points out what they are doing wrong and that’s what I hope to achieve in my workshops.”

Garrett, credited in Stephen King’s non-fiction book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, as Mr. King’s first editor, is teaching a series of five writing workshops on April 30 – May 1, 2001 through the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. In addition to King, Garrett has edited the works of such greats as Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, Lawrence Block and many others from major publishers like Pocket books and Kensington Publishing. He is one of the top recommended freelance manuscript editors in the world. He is also the co-editor of a thirteen-volume international award-winning horror fiction anthology series, Hot Blood, which has been optioned for television.

The five workshops are:

  • Fiction Writing for Beginners (30 April, 9 a.m. – Noon)
  • The Truth about Self-publication (30 April, 1 -4 p.m.)
  • How to Become a Published Author (30 April, 6-9 p.m.)
  • Creating Your Novel (1 May, 9 a.m. – Noon)
  • Short Story and Novel Feedback (1 May,  1-4 p.m.)

To register or for more information, visit www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/writing2sell or call 706-542-3537 or 800-811-6640. Discounts are available if registering for more than one workshop.

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