Margie Lawson

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30 Days to a Stronger Novel

“CHANGE IS SUCH HARD WORK…” BILLY CRYSTAL Change is hard work. But that’s what it takes if you’re trying to land an agent or a contract and all you get […]

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Powering Up Body Language in Real Life

Projecting a Professional Persona When Pitching and Presenting When you think about pitching or presenting, does your anxiety spike?  Do you have a gut-grabbing, heart-ratcheting, vision-clouding visceral reaction?  If so, […]

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Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues

Learn how to write body language and dialogue cues from a kinesics specialist.  Writers will learn how to write fresh: Body Language Basics:  facial messages, lips, eyes, chin, full facial […]

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Digging Deep into the Deep EDITS System

Prerequisites: Empowering Characters’ Emotions Deep Editing:  The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More To meet the prerequisites, ECE and Deep Editing may have been taken as on-line courses, or as […]

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Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, & 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 […]

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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 […]

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Plotting with Paper Bags

Stuck on your plot? Trying to figure out unique twists for your story? This fun, interactive class, using three paper bags, gives you all kinds of ideas to apply to […]

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Kidlit

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ~Madeleine L’Engle There’s […]

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Premise to Plot

You have an idea for a novel. Now what? For some authors, the next step is opening a blank document and pounding out the first draft. But others are looking […]

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Blood, Sweat, and Tears – Writing Realistic Scenes from the Front Seat of an Ambulance Terms, slang, assorted bullshit. EMS titles, education, and scope of practice (around the world). What’s […]

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Mind Map

Mind-mapping: Using the Way We Think to Create Story Are you a pantster or a plotter? Or some combination of both ends of the spectrum? Most of us fall somewhere […]

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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 […]

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Memoir - For Your Children's Children

Ever thought about writing your OWN story? Memoirs and autobiographies are the perfect way to connect with your family, to tell your story your way, and to create a lasting […]

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Biz Smarts for Writers

Are you running your writing like a business?  A better question may be “Should you run your writing like a business?” The answer is: YES!!   It’s not hard. Really! But most […]

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Lights! Camera! Tension!

Tension belongs: In every book In every scene On every page Without it, who cares?  The whole story falls flat.  In this class, we’ll drill deep to find exactly what […]

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Editing Magic

Sample edit, feedback, and coaching from a professional editor. Lessons cover preparing, responding to, finding, and choosing an editor. Interactive feedback gives you technical fine points and recommendations as well as critique and encouragement. Class members follow each other’s work and learn together.

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