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June 2023 In-Person ADVANCED Immersion Master Class

Loved Immersion and want even more power? This advanced version is more of everything Margie teaches for those who have already mastered the basics.

June 18 - 23, at Margie’s Home

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May 2023 Virtual Immersion Master Class

Margie Lawson's Immersion Master Classes will help you transform your manuscript into a page-turner!

Four half-days: May 22 – 25, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time

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Nov, 2023: Diving Deep into Deep Point-of-View

No longer willing to sit back, relax, wade through pages of prose and wandering descriptions, readers want to connect with characters on an intimate level. So intimate, the reader wants to live through the characters.

And yep, that means going in deep and giving those quiet moments, those heart-beating-out-of-the-chest moments, the first kiss, the fear moments action, immediacy, connection. That means writers must bridge the gap between the fictive dream and live in the moment with the character and Diving Deep into Deep Point-of-View is here to help.

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Nov, 2023: Master Story Point of View

Choose and use the right Point of View to showcase the emotional drama and intrigue in your story.

Industry professionals are quickly put off by head-hopping borne of poor POV mastery, or POV that doesn’t make the most of the story structure.

The voice of the character who is telling a story, shapes the way readers connect with the action and participants, and in Master Story Point of View you will unravel the sometimes-difficult choice about which POV to use and how to deliver it consistently.

Your POV delivery will be flawless in no time!

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Nov, 2023: Potent Pitches & Brilliant Blurbs

But to pitch and query you need to distill your amazing book down to a few intriguing paragraphs or lines or Twitter for pitches, even just words.

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, Potent Pitches & Brilliant Blurbs, 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.

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Nov, 2023: The Eight Crafts of Writing

Do you want a structured overview of the writing craft(s)? Are you interested in learning the psychology of storytelling? What about getting a storytelling edge by learning the secrets of reader engagement? Learn the eight crafts of writing: Big Idea, Genre, Narrative, Story Outline, Characterization, World Building, Scene & Chapter Structure, and Prose.

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Nov, 2023: Virtues, Vices, and Plots!

Characters are like people. Each of us has "good" traits, like courage and resilience and intelligence, but we also have traits that get us into trouble like foolhardiness, stubbornness, and too smart for our own good. Same with our characters. We create strong traits, on both sides of the spectrum, and watch as our characters stumble through the story. Actually, nailing all those plot points and inciting incidents and black moments in the perfect place is like trying to scratch that hard-to-reach place on your back. But, once you know how it works, it's easy-peasy. Whether you're starting a new book or editing an existing one, Virtues, Vices, and Plots can help you put the "punch" in exactly the right place.

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Nov, 2023: Writing Flash Fiction

Have you ever thought of writing flash fiction, but didn’t, because you didn’t know where to start? Writing short can be tricky – you have to make every word count to convey a compelling, complete story in 100-1500 words.

Laura will teach you how, helping you decide what to write about, how to develop standout characters in situations that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

You’ll craft a story in class, and we’ll pore over every word to make them shine! But wait, there’s more! You’ll learn advanced wordsmith skills that will help with all your writing, short or long!

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May 2023 In Person Immersion Master Class

Loved Immersion and want even more power? This advanced version is more of everything Margie teaches for those who have already mastered the basics.

May 1 – 5 - Denver, Colorado

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Self Publishing Package - Jenn Windrow

Jenn Windrow will make the process of self publishing seem less scary.

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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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Get Psyched about Writing Subtext!

Get Psyched about Writing Subtext, and you’ll see what to do to with Subtext!

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In-Depth Scene Analysis with the EDITS System

Want to learn how to take a scene from the POV character’s head to the reader’s heart?

Grab this webinar!

The EDITS System is a tool I created for writers to analyze scene components. It’s the ultimate show-don’t-tell power tool!

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Make Characters’ Personalities Pop with the Style Survey! 

Make Characters’ Personalities Pop with the Style Survey! 

Take this personality assessment for each of your main characters, and yourself!

You’ll learn how to analyze personality profiles and how to use the results to:

  • Add emotion
  • Add tension
  • Deepen characterization
  • Complicate relationships
  • Motivate their behavior for emotional authenticity
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Margie's Top 5 Tips for Writing Fresh Character Descriptions
Margie's Top 5 Tips for Writing Fresh Character Descriptions
Every character description is an opportunity to deepen characterization, to slip in something powerful, to wow your readers.  And who doesn't want to impress their readers?
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