Margie Lawson

Make your writing soar


Instructor:  Shirley Jump


Learn how to analyze your writing with an objective eye and revise it, helping your book or short story become stronger and better. 

New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump will give you hands-on tools, tips, and tricks to revise your work, along with concrete examples to show you how to really take your book from blah to BLOCKBUSTER. We will have hands-on homework assignments helping you revise your work in progress, and make it the best it can be.

Learn the biggest mistakes writers make in their work

Create a usable checklist for your revisions

Learn how to increase emotion, power up your characters

Learn to tighten your pacing, trim the backstory

Learn to make everything, from dialogue to descriptions, move the story forward

Homework will be assigned each week, and feedback provided, to help students get hands-on with their revisions. Take this course and take your book to the next level!

Shirley Jump 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump has written more than 50 novels for Berkley, Harlequin, Entangled, and Kensington books. A frequent speaker both in the United States and abroad, Shirley's diverse career has spanned two decades. She has won numerous awards, and she's been nominated multiple times for the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award. The first book in her series with Berkley, The Sweetheart Bargain, recently received a Top Pic from Romantic Times. 

Check out the BUZZ about Shirley Jump's novels:

"Sweet is the word for this anthology from four top Kensington writers...Jump's office romance gives the collection a kick, with fiery writing." -- Publishers Weekly 

4 1/2 Stars, "With Jump's trademark comedic touch, readers are treated to a well-crafted story about what it means to come home to face yourself and your past. The main characters are sympathetic and intelligent, and the narrative is constantly smooth and compelling." -- Romantic Times Book Reviews 


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