Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Critique Groups: Pods of Destruction or Allies for Success

A critique group can make or break your writing. And here's the rub--your group might not even realize the damage they are inflicting. Bestselling author Kathleen Baldwin will give you the tools you need to build a Healthy Supportive Critique Group geared for mutual success. We will practice Kathleen's prove critique methods, and as a result, some of the members may choose to form an online critique group.

Can you answer YES to these Questions?

  1. Do you look forward to critique?
  2. Do you feel energized and inspired after a critique session?
  3. Are your members experiencing measurable success?
  4. Do you have confidence in your critique partner’s writing talent/potential?
  5. If your critique partner works hard and keeps learning, do you believe he or she will succeed?
  6. Do you come away from critique thinking I can do this?
  7. Does critique excite you, & expose you to new techniques you want to try in your writing?
  8. Do you enjoy sharing concepts with your critique group that have helped you in your writing?
  9. Are you willing to invest time in your critique partners’ careers?
  10. Are your critique partners willing to invest time in your career? 

Objectives

  • After years of study and experimentation, Kathleen applies her psychology background to show you what works and what doesn't. 
  • Proper Critique Speak. Examples of how to deliver Critique:
  • 5 Major problems to watch out for.
  • 7 Ways critique partners can help each other become Superstars
  • Kathleen’s 8 Point Criticism Guidelines

Teacher

Kathleen Baldwin

Kathleen Baldwin has written several award-winning Regency romantic comedies including Mistaken Kiss, a Holt Medallion Finalist. Her alternate history for teens, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, was a Junior Library Guild selection. Kansas State NEA Reading Circle gave her a starred review in their “Best of the Best” for High Schools. The New York Times called it “enticing from the first sentence.” Texas library Association awarded Kathleen the Spirit of Texas for their 2016 middle school reading programs. Scholastic licensed her books for school book fairs. REFUGE FOR MASTERMINDS, Book 3 in the Stranje House series, recently won a 2018 Booksellers’ Best award.
Her latest series is currently under option for the third time.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls Kathleen’s romantic Regency adventure series, “completely original and totally engrossing.”

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Reviews

Aha! Moment from the EDITS system

5.0 rating
October 9, 2020

The EDITS system is a little bit of magic. Wielding 5 brightly colored highlighters, I marked up my manuscript according to the system and--Voila!--why a scene works, or doesn't, is as plain as blue, green, yellow, pink, and orange. This was my third class with Suzanne and she never disappoints. I highly recommend this class. Expect incisive, kind feedback and quick responses to questions, along with Suzanne's good humor.

Denise

Empowered

5.0 rating
October 8, 2020

I just finished Margie's class, Empowering Characters Emotions taught by Suzanne Purvis and I feel empowered. The class is packed with brillant examples of writing. Suzanne's insight, experience and patience helped me see that my first draft can be transformed into powerful writing.
Thank you Margie and Suzanne!

Lisa Black

Take your prose from wow to POW!

5.0 rating
October 8, 2020

Loved, Loved, LOVED this class! Not only were the lectures all Margie and magnificent but Suzanne Purvis has way of amping up your prose to another level. I'd take it again, just to get Suzanne's feedback. Amazing!

Dee

Fantastic class, fantastic teacher

5.0 rating
October 7, 2020

I used to analyze great writers’ writing, to see how they did it. But with limited success, because I lacked tools. It was like trying to fix a car with a screwdriver, and spotty knowledge of auto mechanics. Then I took Margie Lawson’s Empowering Characters’ Emotions class, taught by Suzanne Purvis, which transformed my writing world. Margie Lawson’s lessons gave me advanced knowledge of the craft, along with a comprehensive tool kit, which helped me boost my writing to a much higher level. Suzanne’s guidance and feedback on my assignments gave me even further insight and helped make my writing even stronger. If you’re serious about your writing career, take this class!

Maggie FitzRoy

A Great intro to EDITs with an amazing teacher

5.0 rating
October 6, 2020

I loved this class with instructor, Suzanne Purvis. The step-by-step approach to the EDITs system, sprinkled with lots of great tips for writing authentic emotion made this one of the best classes yet.

Robin Wiesneth

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