Margie Lawson

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Journal - Ruled Line

For those who are really serious about their journal. This 128 page hardcover journal offers a wraparound durable print from front to back. An aspiring author's new best friend. .: 128 ruled line single pages.: Full wraparound print.: Casewrap binding

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July, 2021: Psychology of Black Characters - historical version

At Point Comfort in 1619, more than a dozen enslaved Black men were bought to the shores of Virginia and the history of Blackness in the United States was established. There are three distinct time periods to think about and I will address them, depending upon what you are writing about: 1619-1800, 1800-1865, 1865-1950.

  • 1619-1800—Enslavement existed side by side with Indentured Servitude and there was a period of some freedom and true agency
  • 1800-1865—The most confining period of enslavement, subject to numerous laws and rules designed to break the spirit of Black people in the United States—whether they were enslaved or not.
  • 1865-1950’s—Jim Crow United States. Free on paper, but not free in the world. According to scholars like Douglas Blackmon, true enslavement existed to FDR’s time. This psychological enslavement had large impact on the formerly enslaved.

We are covering hundreds of years of a complex subject in just four weeks. However, after this short time period, you will learn some aspects of the psychology of what it is to be Black in the United States between 1619-1950. You will leave the class with resources to continue your study beyond this rudimentary course.

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Kiss-Cut Stickers

A kiss-cut provides you with the ultimate flexibility for implementing your vision—this method cuts the sticker into any shape you desire, while leaving the back intact so that it can be smoothly peeled off the page. .: White or transparent.: Grey adhesive left side for white stickers.: Four sizes to choose from.: Only PNG design […]

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Kiss-Cut Stickers

A kiss-cut provides you with the ultimate flexibility for implementing your vision—this method cuts the sticker into any shape you desire, while leaving the back intact so that it can be smoothly peeled off the page. .: White or transparent.: Grey adhesive left side for white stickers.: Four sizes to choose from.: Only PNG design […]

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Mug 11oz

  11oz Height, cm 9.50 Diameter, cm 8.00 Perfect for coffee, tea and hot chocolate, this classic shape white, durable ceramic mug comes in the most popular size. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift to every true hot beverage lover. .: White ceramic.: 11oz (0.33 l).: Rounded corners.: C-Handle

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NYT Kiss-Cut Stickers

NYT! Stick one of these where you write to remind you to empower your writing! .: Available in White or transparent.: Grey adhesive left side for white stickers.: 2" x 2".: For indoor use.: Not waterproof

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Oct, 2021: The Indie Author: A hands-on guide to self-publishing

Think of this course as Self-publishing with training wheels!

In this course you will learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing world. How to take your book from written to published and all the things in between. And take a guided tour via zoom through the KDP jungle and other publishing platforms.

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Organic Canvas Tote Bag

  One size Width, in 12.50 Length, in 14.50 Handle length, in 24.25 Designed with nature-approved materials, these personalized Econscious EC8040 canvas tote bags come with a 100% certified-organic cotton body and web handles. The open main compartment adds daily function with its easy-access, while the Econscious tag on the handle base is a discreet […]

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Pet Tank Top

  M L XL Width, in 10.00 12.00 15.50 Height, in 7.24 8.23 9.25 Fit (lbs) 11 - 23 24 - 45 46 - 70 Fit (kg) 5 - 10.43 10.88 - 20.41 20.41 - 31.75 Custom pet clothes are more than just good fashion, they’re also perfect for keeping your tiny (or not so […]

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Pet Tank Top

  M L Width, in 10.00 12.00 Height, in 7.24 8.23 Fit (lbs) 11 - 23 24 - 45 Fit (kg) 5 - 10.43 10.88 - 20.41 Custom pet clothes are more than just good fashion, they’re also perfect for keeping your tiny (or not so tiny) friend warm. This pet tank is 100% cotton […]

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Quirky Sells - 11oz Mug - Printed in Australia

This quirky mug will remind you to be unpredictable in your writing! The quality ceramic and printing can withstand machine washing. (Printed in Australia) .: Material: white ceramic with colored interior and handle.: One size: 11 oz (0.33 l).: Rounded corners.: C-handle

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Sept, 2021: 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.

Story Structure Safari’s goal is to help you dig deep into the heart of your story and focus on how to consistently meet or exceed your reader’s expectations.

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Sept, 2021: Dazzling Developmental Edits

10 People. 20 Pages. Deep Developmental Edits.

Editing your manuscript to get it ready for an agent or editor requires more than just crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s.

That’s where a developmental editor comes in.

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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Sept, 2021: 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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Sept, 2021: How to Speak Legalese: Understanding Literary Contracts

In this course we will dive into the dizzying world of literary contracts. You’ll learn what is typically in a literary contract, such as an author-agent agreement or a publishing contract, and what the most common clauses really mean. You’ll learn what to watch out for, when to try to change things, and when to walk away. And you’ll be given plenty of resources to help you do more research on your own.   

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Sept, 2021: Intensive on Point of View

This hands-on class helps writers understand how POV works, from the basics of knowing which POV you are in, to the more in-depth technique of using POV to build stronger reader/character relationships and create intense emotion. Hands-on homework will have students diving deep into their scenes to create more memorable moments in their character’s head.

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