Margie Lawson

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30 Days to a Stronger Novel

30 Days to a Stronger Novel is for all frustrated writers who have spent their hard earned money on books and conferences only to realize that their manuscripts are receiving a "Pass" from agents and editors.

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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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Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More

DEEP EDITING is for the writer who wants to psychologically impact the unconscious of the reader. For the writer who wants to learn fresh editing techniques. For the writer who wants to edit for power.

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Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors

Need to learn how to gain control of your writing life? Learn how to defeat your self-defeating behaviors. Challenge your thinking. Use more than the usual 12 % of your brain. Set yourself up to perform at your peak by analyzing what patterns get in your way and tweaking those patterns to make them work for you.

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Digging Deep into 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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Gift Card

Buy a the gift of knowledge for a friend!

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Powering Up Body Language in Real Life

Learn how to analyze and use body language to your advantage in real life.  Learn how to monitor and modulate your body language and nuances of speech to send the right messages.
Appear confident.  Poised.  Professional.

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Queries That Sell

This course will teach you everything you need to know to make a knowledgeable, professional submission that will impress.

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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.

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.

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Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues

Learn how to write body language and dialogue cues from a kinesics specialist.

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July, 2020: Dazzling Developmental Edits

20 People. 20 Pages. Deep Developmental Edits.

Developmental editing is the first stage in preparing your manuscript for professional eyes. It helps you to build complex characters, checks that your pacing is not boring the reader, and makes sure you’ve plugged all those pesky plot holes.

In Dazzling Developmental edits, you will work one-on-one with a professional editor who will help you learn the difference between a developmental edit and a copy edit, how to accept criticism when it stings, and learn what to expect from your very first developmental edit.

During our time together we will developmental edit the first two chapters of your work in progress.

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July, 2020: Writing Thrillers and Other Dangerous Novels

Want to write a New York Times Bestseller? Thrillers, mysteries, and suspense novels consistently rank in the top 25 books on the NYT bestseller list. Some of the biggest authors in the world write dangerous novels—James Patterson, Agatha Christie, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, and John Grisham to name only a few.

Writing a good book with a dangerous edge has both pros and pitfalls. Julie Rowe, author of the military thriller Biological Response Team series and the thriller Outbreak Task Force series, will provide information, insight, writing exercises, and comprehensive feedback on your dangerous novel.

 

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July, 2020: Potent Pitches and Brilliant Blurbs

In this intensive, hands-on, two week class, you’ll learn the basics of a hook-an-agent/editor pitch/blurb.

This intensive, hands-on, two week class offers you the most important opportunity: feedback.  We will revise, fine-tune, and re-work your pitches and blurbs, all while working to maintain emotion and your voice in a hooky, can’t-wait-to-read pitch/blurb.

Yes, it’s possible. You can do it! Distill your story to a pitch/blurb that will hook agents and editors and make them want to read more.

Sign up and learn how to create a potent pitch and brilliant blurb.

 

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July, 2020: Killing It with Conflict

Conflict. Conflict. Conflict.

Conflict, conflict, conflict builds tension.

We’ve heard the tension-refrain at conferences, in workshops and in books. We know we must have tension. Tension on every page.

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July, 2020: Advanced Craft

You know the feeling – when you start a book and immediately suspend disbelief to fall into the story world. As authors, we know that this isn’t easy to do. It takes more than a good scene. It takes a maestro of craft to pull it off.

If you’re past problems with POV, character development and stage direction, this class will help you understand the subtle nuances that can be the difference between a ‘good writer’ and a popular author.

 

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July, 2020: It's All About Character, Using Character Themed Words

This course will teach writers how to find and use character-themed words specific to their heroes, heroines, and even villains. Every word in your novel should serve two purposes: to move the plot forward and give greater insight into the characters.

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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!
LET'S GO!

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