Margie Lawson

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Finessing Back Story

Learn how to share backstory in smooth and smart keep-the-reader-hooked ways.

You'll learn:

  • Backstory Slip-Ins
  • The Magic of Sleight-of-Words
  • The Top Five Rhetorical Devices for Sharing Backstory
  • How to Enhance Backstory with Style and Structure

Join us Thursday or Friday and have a blast with backstory!

90 minutes

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What's the Visual?

Readers need visuals. Visuals fill in the story movie that's running in their heads. 

What's the visual? is my litmus test for Show, Don't Tell, and a whole lot more.

Join me for this 90 minute webinar.

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Buy the gift of knowledge for a friend!

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Power Words, Backloading, and Words that Steal Your Power

Do you add power words and nix words that steal your power?

Do you know about Sequencing Issue Words? Telling Tags? Wasted Words? The Culminating And?

Join me for this 90 minute webinar on Thursday or Friday (Saturday in Australia and New Zealand) -- and you'll learn those gems and more!

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Writing Fresh: Smiles and Frowns and Smirks, Oh My!

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90 minutes

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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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The Page-Turning Power of Cadence

Reading a book with flat-lined cadence is like watching a movie on mute.

Most writers know about the power of rhythm and cadence and beats. But most don’t use that power as often as they could.

A compelling cadence is more than varying sentence lengths. More than using ­­­­­stand alone words.

A compelling cadence carries power on the page. It propels readers through paragraphs and passages and pages.

We’ll cover:

  1. How Cadence Conquers Content
  2. How to Boost Cadence with Five Fabulous Rhetorical Devices
  3. How to Use Powerful Cadence to Grab the Reader with an Emotional Boom!

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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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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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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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Getting Serious about Writing a Series

In this course, you will design your series bible, create the eleven items it must include, and learn series-writing tips from award-winning authors.

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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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