This class is about openings. All your openings, not just the first opening in your book.
The opening of your first chapter needs to carry powerful content, and powerful structure and style.
The opening of every scene and every chapter needs to hook the reader with content and structure and style too.
This course covers:
- what the reader needs in the opening
- the two promises writers give readers on the first page
- strategic use of Margie’s deep editing techniques and systems, including:
- power words and backloading
- ten cadence-driven rhetorical devices
- scene-themed, character-themed, and emotion-themed words
- linear load issues
- style and structure
Margie-Grads may know most of Margie’s deep editing techniques. In this class they’ll learn how to pull them together and make their openings smooth and compelling.
Margie Lawson—psychotherapist, writer, and international presenter – developed psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques used by new writers to multi-award winning authors. She teaches writers how to add psychological power to create page turners.
Margie taught psychology and communication courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Her resume includes adjunct professor, clinical trainer, facilitator of trauma response sessions, and director of a counseling center.
In the last six years Margie presented over sixty full day Master Classes for writers. She taught her psychologically-anchored deep editing to over five thousand writers across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Writers who have studied her material credit her innovative editing approaches with taking their writing several levels higher—to publication, awards, and bestseller lists.
To learn about Margie’s 3-day Immersion Master Classes, full day Master Class presentations, on-line course schedule, Lecture Packets, and newsletter, visit: www.MargieLawson.com.
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