Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Category: Writing

August, 2020: The Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis

This class is here to help you . . .

  • give your synopsis the attention it deserves.
  • learn what to include and what to avoid in a synopsis.
  • create a synopsis showcasing your best writing.
  • add the intriguing emotional twists of your novel to the synopsis.
  • fill your synopsis with your unique writer’s voice.
  • give clarity, succinctness, and pizazz to your synopsis.

 

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Sept, 2020: Story Structure Safari 2.0

In this 30-day course, you will explore the story structure elements, transformational character arcs, and plot that make up powerful, bestselling stories. You will learn how to analyze examples, from bestselling novels, movies, or TV shows, for each story element or concept. A variety of activities and techniques help you hone your skills and infuse these elements and concepts into your own story. You’ll receive feedback from the instructor, and often from other classmates, to aid in your understanding of the concepts as you apply them to your story.

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Sept, 2020: Killing People and other Writerly Pursuits

So you have a character you're just dying to kill. Maybe he is a real villain and deserves to die. Or, instead, she is a sweet child and everybody cries when she slips away in the middle of the night. Regardless, there's a right place, time and reason to get rid of that character and it HAS to move the story forward.

This is a writing Master Class, with the dual benefits of digging deeply into the psychological reasons for killing a character, and of building a believable story structure around a death.

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Sept, 2020: Can We Talk: Dialogue the Write Way
  1. If you want to learn how to turn predictable dialogue into fresh and exciting dialogue, this class is for you.
  2. If you want to learn how to create a distinct voice for each of your characters, this class is for you.
  3. If you want to learn how to slip in information to the reader without losing their interest, this class is for you.
  4. If you want to learn the art of subtext, this class is for you.

 

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Sept, 2020: Just-for-you Intensive Mentorship

Two weeks, ten pages, a just-for-you-intensive writing mentorship.

We’ve all taken classes, sat through workshops and lectures and often felt this isn’t what I need to, want to, can use, but with a limited enrollment, the Two, Ten, Your-needs course gives you personalized, focused tips, tricks, lectures, guidelines, advice focused on your pages and your writing needs.

 

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Sept, 2020: Maximize Your Crazy-Easy Author's Website

This class teaches you how to super-empower your website. Go beyond the basics and use your website to expand your reach, focus your brand, and build your tribe. Want to blog? Learn to craft a sharable blog post and then track its effectiveness over time. Don't want to blog? Learn ways to monetize your website and target your ideal readers.

You have the website. Now learn how to make it work for you.

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Sept, 2020: Scene and Sequel

Scenes are the building blocks of your book, and sequels are the glue that bring those scenes together. The trouble is knowing how to create an effective sequel that keeps the pacing and tension running, but also gives the characters and readers a little room to breathe. Learn the best balance of Scene and Sequel and how to use them to easily ramp up the tension and conflict in your novel in this interactive class with New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump. This two week workshop will also answer the questions of how Scene and Sequel work with an easy exercise to show new writers the basics of this story building block.

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Sept, 2020: Love Your Voice

Want to immerse your readers in your story from page one to the end? Want readers eager to read your next book and the next and the next? That’s Voice! For many popular authors creating an engaging, evocative, and enthralling Voice seems effortless. But try to evaluate your own voice? It’s hard to tell what makes it special...and how to capitalize on our natural strengths.

Julie Rowe, author of more than twenty contemporary romance and military thriller titles will provide a writing master class of information, insight, and writing exercises designed to showcase your voice. Julie will also work one on one with you on the first 50 pages of your Work In Progress.

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Sept, 2020: Visceral Rules: Beyond Hammering Hearts

This class is all about adding emotion to your scenes.

If you have a scene that carries a strong emotional stimulus, you usually need to give your POV character a visceral response.

You don’t want to write them in a clichéd way. You want to write them fresh, with just the right amount of power.

This is the right course for you!

I’ll teach you exactly what you need to know to make your writing carry emotion that will hook your reader.  You’ll learn tips and techniques and cool ways to make your writing soar.

And — you’ll have fun!

Lectures are loaded with teaching points and examples of visceral responses.  The examples are Deep Edit Analyzed. You’ll learn what that author did to make their writing wow readers. You’ll learn how to make your writing wow readers too.

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Sept, 2020: Empowering Characters' Emotions

Want to add a psychological punch to your writing and editing?

Want to learn how to capture the full range of body language on the page?

Want to turn your work into a page-turner by powering up emotion and hooking the reader viscerally?

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Ready to fly your writing dreams?

Lawson Writer's Academy has the classes you need to take your writing career to the next level!
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