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HWA Sponsoring 5 Members to Attend Mort Castle’s Workshop at 2012 World Horror Convention


Mort Castle, editor of the acclaimed On Writing Horror, will be conducting writing workshops at the 2012 World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City , March 29 – April 1, 2012.

The cost of the four-hour workshop is $50.00.

The HWA Board is giving away five of these workshops at our cost. If you are interested, and we get more than five applications, they will given away in a random drawing.

To qualify, you need to have registered for the WHC before 29 February, and of course, you need to be a member of the HWA.

To register your interest in the giveaway, please email the Horror Writers Association at president@horror.org. We will advise the winners on or about March 1, 2012.

For more information about the course, email Mort.

For more information about WHC (which also includes the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet, and Celebrate HWA Day), visit: http://www.stokers2012.org/.

One comment on “HWA Sponsoring 5 Members to Attend Mort Castle’s Workshop at 2012 World Horror Convention

  1. I bought ‘On Writing Horror’ copyright 2007 and read it from cover to pages to cover. I especially found chapter’s six, seven and eight, most beneficial since I’ve never written a horror novel and had always wanted to.

    Many of the online web addresses were equally useful and highly informative. The book is 254 pages long, (excluding the Index) and took me a little under 10 days. I will review the book several more times honing in on specific advice given by the many talented writers who contributed to this heck-of-a-nice work.

    One more thing, I found the book is not for absolute beginners because it does not focus on the art of writing; rather it centers all attention on the horror genre itself. So if one is looking to learn how to write a novel then this might not be the book to buy.

    If on the other hand, one is looking to break into the horror genre with some hope of success, ‘On Writing Horror’, should be the first book among many to read.

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