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Eight Musts for Writing Visceral Responses
Tired of using cliched, overused, carry-no-power visceral responses?
The eight musts I cover in this webinar will give you the info and boost you need!
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Eight Musts for Writing Visceral Responses Part 2!
Tired of using cliched, overused, carry-no-power visceral responses?
I'll continue covering the eight musts in this webinar will give you the boost you need!
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Margie's 25 Point Dynamic Dialogue Checklist

This isn’t your typical webinar on how to write dialogue. I always think like a psychologist. And I’ll help you think like a psychologist and make your dialogue super-strong. You’ll see lots of items on my 25-point checklist that I’m betting you’ve never considered. And they’re critical. But you have to register for the webinar […]

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Four Levels of Powering Up Emotion

Learn my Four Levels of Powering Up Emotion, lock in the reader’s emotions, add power to openings and high emotion scenes!

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Creative Imagery: A New Superpower for Writers

Fiction writers need superpowers. Let creative imagery become one of yours!

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Tracking Tension and the Fizzle Factor

You know your story needs tension, ideally tension on every page.

Want to learn how to optimize tension with body language and visceral responses?

Want to learn how to be strategic with style and structure so your tension carries the most power?

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Fast-Track Your Creativity

Learn unexpected ways to freshen your ideas and your writing with deep edit expert and creative psychologist, Margie Lawson. Margie will teach you how to see your scenes, notice things you’ve missed, feel your POV character’s emotions, and share what you've learned on the page in powerful ways.

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Get Strategic with Style and Structure!

You can make a sell-more-books difference if you’re strategic on every page.

Learn Margie’s Top 8 Ways to be Strategic with Style and Structure:

  1. Add power to high emotion scenes and turning points.
  2. Create a sense of urgency and increase tension.
  3. Boost style and make the reader smile.
  4. Make openings and endings pop.
  5. Deepen characterization.
  6. Slip in the POV character’s age and other hits of backstory
  7. Theme to make your writing cool and help you write NYT-fresh!
  8. Give your writing a boost with power words and backloading and switchback lines.
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Making Silence Boom!

Silence happens—in real life and on the page. But sometimes when writers share silence on the page it’s blah-blah bland. Powerless. It’s stated, then the scene continues.

But in real life, what happens when a room goes silent?

How you convey silence on the page needs to be fresh and powerful.

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Pulverize Procrastination Using Your Personality and the Stages of Change
Instructions for Making 2021 Your Best Writing Year Ever!
Five easy steps you can complete in this 90 minute webinar!
  1. Learn Margie's DUH Plan, then grin and commit.
  2. Learn The Six Stages of Change and where you get stuck.
  3. Learn your strengths and how to use them.
  4. Do Margie's 'Who Are You?' exercise and love who you are.
  5. Make your WIS-SIC Plan and take charge of each day.
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Where’s Your Spotlight?

Where are you shining your spotlight?

What do you want the reader to pay attention to—in a sentence, in a paragraph, in a passage?

Learn how to make your scenes spotlight strong!

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Eight Rules for Writing Mini-Flashbacks

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  1. Five Reasons to Use Mini-Flashbacks
  2. Seven Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
  3. Eight Rules for Writing Mini-Flashbacks

We’ll deep edit analyze lots of mini-flashbacks. You’ll learn what works well and how to make each of your mini-flashbacks carry an emotional punch.

As always, the detailed handout is loaded with teaching points and examples.

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The Fun and Power of Deep Editing

This webinar covers:

  1. Using levels of amplification
  2. Effective stimulus response patterns
  3. Capturing fun on the page
  4. Having fun deep editing
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Touché Cliché and Cliché Play

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  1. Seven ways to play with clichés.
  2. How to create and use a cliché twist file.
  3. How to find the truth that clichéd writing blocks.

This webinar is loaded with powerful examples of authors playing with clichés.

Join us, and you’ll become a trained professional cliché twister too. You’ll learn how to twist and torque and find the humor or the truth.

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Expand Time, Intensify Power

Expanding time is a brilliant tool that most writers don’t empower as much as they could. An expanded time passage that’s written well locks the reader in the POV character’s emotions. Those strong emotions keep the reader immersed in the story from one high emotion scene to the next.

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Unpredictable Sells Books!

We've all watched movies with dialogue we can predict. Watched movies with scenes we can predict. It's the same with some books.

Don't write that sometimes predictable book!

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