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Empowering Characters’ Emotions - Margie Lawson Empowering Characters’ Emotions - Margie Lawson

Want to add a psychological punch to your writing and editing?

Want to learn how to capture the full range of body language on the page?

Want to turn your work into a page-turner by powering up emotion and hooking the reader viscerally?

Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More - Margie Lawson Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More - Margie Lawson

DEEP EDITING is for the writer who wants to psychologically impact the unconscious of the reader. For the writer who wants to learn fresh editing techniques. For the writer who wants to edit for power.

Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues - Margie Lawson Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues - Margie Lawson

Learn how to write body language and dialogue cues from a kinesics specialist.

Powering Up Body Language in Real Life - Margie Lawson Powering Up Body Language in Real Life - Margie Lawson

When you think about pitching or presenting, does your anxiety spike?  Do you have a gut-grabbing, heart-ratcheting, vision-clouding visceral reaction?  If so, this lecture packet is for you.

Writers pitch to agents, pitch to editors, introduce guest speakers.  They participate on panels, present workshops, give book signings.  They get interviewed for podcasts, radio, and television.  Some writers get interviewed by Matt Lauer and Oprah!

Turn your debilitating anxiety into positive, anticipatory anxiety.

Digging Deep into the EDITS System - Margie Lawson Digging Deep into the EDITS System - Margie Lawson

Prerequisites:

  1. Empowering Characters’ Emotions
  2. Deep Editing:  The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More

To meet the prerequisites, ECE and Deep Editing may have been taken as on-line courses, or as independent study with Lecture Packets.

Getting Serious about Writing a Series - Lisa Wells Getting Serious about Writing a Series - Lisa Wells

In this course, you will design a series bible, learn how to shape your story, connect your books, define rules, boundaries, and limitations, wow your reader with your opening and closing scenes, work through plot, develop a pitch, write a synopsis, and learn series-writing tips from award-winning authors, including Bella Andre, Romily Bernard, Laura Bradford, Allison Brennan, Diana Cosby, Vicky Dreiling, Angie Fox, Adrienne Giordano, Diana Groe, Charlotte Hubbard, Darynda Jones, Kieran Kramer, C.J. Lyons, Shirley Jump, Brenda Novak, Pamela Palmer, Robin Perini, Bonnie Ramthun, Renee Ryan, Jeanne Stein, and Joan Swan.

Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors - Margie Lawson Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors - Margie Lawson

Need to learn how to gain control of your writing life? Learn how to defeat your self-defeating behaviors. Challenge your thinking. Use more than the usual 12 % of your brain. Set yourself up to perform at your peak by analyzing what patterns get in your way and tweaking those patterns to make them work for you.

30 Days to a Stronger Novel - Lisa Wells 30 Days to a Stronger Novel - Lisa Wells

"CHANGE IS SUCH HARD WORK..." BILLY CRYSTAL

Change is hard work. But that's what it takes if you're trying to land an agent or a contract and all you get is rejections.

30 Days to a Stronger Novel is for all frustrated writers who have spent their hard earned money on books and conferences only to realize that their manuscripts are receiving a "Pass" from agents and editors.