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Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Digging Deep into the Deep EDITS System


  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.

Lesson Plan:

Part 1:  Digging Deep into the EDITS System

Part 1 —  Addresses

  1. The Big Picture and the Nuances of the EDITS System
  2. Taking the EDITS System Deeper
  3. Writing Emotion for Visceral Impact
  4. Streaming Emotion for your genre and style
  5. Editing Patterns and Voids
  6. Scene Strategies:  Balancing and Tracking
  7. Writing to the EDITS Colors
  8. Tension, Conflict, and The EDITS System
  9. Obtain Feedback from Margie Lawson

Part 2: Digging Deep into the EDITS System

Part 2 — Provides writers with an opportunity to:

  1. Analyze strengths, and areas needing strengthening, per EDITS category
  2. Clarify points
  3. Use the Digging Deep Worksheet
  4. Anchor learning and Application
  5. Dig Deep into Diagnose and Treat
  6. Obtain Feedback from Margie
  7. Review three passages by bestselling authors – and the two in-depth analyses provided by Margie Lawson:
  8. EDITS System applied and explained
  9. A Deep Editing Analysis
  10. Dig Deep into Applying the EDITS System:
    • Know WHAT editing you need to do WHERE
    • WHY you need to edit that passage
    • HOW – using multiple options that fit you and your writing style to create page turners


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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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