Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

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Making Rapid Release Work for You

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | Intermediate Topic Business | Craft Duration month Teacher Nancy Warren

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Establish a Ghostwriting Business and (Finally!) Monetize Your Talent

Despite ghostwriting’s deep historical roots and thriving modern practice in the publishing industry, ghostwriting is still largely cloaked in secrecy. Writers often weigh the allure of additional income, creative freedom, […]

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6 Week Author Mentoring Intensive

Are you looking for guidance and direction for your writing career? Have you written your book, but don’t know what to do next? Not sure how to promote your books […]

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Make 'em Laugh - How to Write a Comedy Screenplay

So, you have an idea for a comedy screenplay? Are you in the middle of one? Have you completed several? Make ‘em Laugh is a class for both experienced and […]

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Keep Sweet: How to write a romance that tingles but doesn't involve disrobing

There is nothing worse than an awkward sex scene. Many authors, who want to write romance feel pressured to include sex scenes in their stories, even if they aren't well […]

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Not Your Mama's Character Descriptions

This power-packed two-week intensive class provides writers with hands-on tools for making character descriptions fresh and deep and powerful. We’ll cover: What to avoid What’s smart to include Using Deep […]

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

What you’ll learn: 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 […]

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Emotional Connections: Character Names and Psychologically Empowered Backstory - a Two Week Intensive

Kendrick Lamar said, "If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with a name."  Twenty-first century audiences demand deep, emotional connections with characters. Authors have learned how to […]

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The Future of Storytelling

The Future of Novel Writing! Stay ahead of the curve. Join Kathleen Baldwin for a frank discussion about the changing literary marketplace.   ★Streaming video is radically changing storytelling. Even old people are turning […]

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Go Graphic: Creating Comic Books and Graphic Novels with Zap Pow Zing Power!

Comic books and graphic novels are nothing new but, in today's publishing world, they've become a fantastic way to get your story out there. In fact, graphic novels have seen […]

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Swag for Authors, Publishing Professionals, & other Creatives

Do you want to engage your target audience (readers, bloggers, book reviewers, authors, clients, and customers)? Do you want them to remember your name and/or brand? Do you want their […]

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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 […]

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Being Superwoman: How to do it all without Losing your Mind

The kids are screaming, your spouse reminds you that you need milk, your boss is texting you, you have a big deadline at work tomorrow that makes your head hurt, […]

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Foundational Fantasy

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic Genre Duration month Teacher Suzanne Lazear

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The Psychology of Black Characters - modern version

Toward the end of the twentieth century, the modern Civil Rights era was launched and as Sam Cooke sang, “A Change Gone Come.” The change came and the psychology of […]

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The 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. […]

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Law and Order Regency Style

As a historical fiction author, I have researched for years on legal issues my characters have encountered in their stories. In talking to readers of historical fiction, particularly regency romance, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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8-Week Author

If you’ve always dreamed of writing a book, stuck in the middle of the one you are working on, or looking for some structure and support for your current novel, […]

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