Margie Lawson

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It's a Wonderful Writer's Life

Celebrate your writing passion this December with a month-long low-stress class designed to: inspire a daily writing habit recharge your writing spirit bring a sense of play into your writing […]

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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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“No One Gets Me!”: Writing Believable YA Characters

What makes a novel young adult? Is it just the age of the protagonist? It’s so much more! This course will demystify the teen world and help you write believable […]

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Clans of Scotland

‘Clans’ evokes images of bold and brawny kilted Highlanders swinging long, sharp swords. A positive image for many. Yet John Pinkerton, a thinker of the Scottish Enlightenment, said that Highlanders […]

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Celtic Mythology

The ancient Celts believed that all things, animate and inanimate, possessed a spirit. Mountains, hills and trees were manly; rivers and meadows were feminine. The Celts knew that spirits watched […]

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Magic & Witchcraft

Magic is distinguished from religion in that a magical practitioner usually acts for the benefit of one person whereas a priest acts for the benefit of a group or society. […]

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Warlords and Holy Men AD 400-1000

Scotland and Ireland loved their heroes in the Early Middle Ages. On many a winter night people sat round a central fire listening to stories from myths and legends--the mini […]

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The Art and Science of Historical Research

When writing historical fiction, the research aspect can be overwhelming. Do you dread it— find it dry and boring— or do you love it--but get caught up in the unique […]

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Connecting the Dots: Conspiracy Theories in History and Writing

Today it seems like conspiracies and conspiracy theories are everywhere. Do you want to add shadowy organizations and secret plots to your writing? Why not look at real conspiracies from […]

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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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Writing Steampunk from Aether to Zeppelin

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

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

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

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Essentials of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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

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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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World Genesis: World Building 101

Whether you're writing kidlit or adult, no matter if your story is Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy. Paranormal Romance, High Fantasy, Steampunk, a mash-up, or something in-between, worldbuilding is key.  In this […]

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The Psychology of Black Characters - modern version

Course description coming soon... Note: Course cover art "Enlightenment: ASU" - Copyright 2012 Synthia SAINT JAMES.  To see more of Synthia's art visit: https://www.AtelierSynthiaSAINTJAMES.com. Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review […]

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The Psychology of Black Characters - historical version

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic History | Research Duration month Teacher Piper Huguley

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Law and Order Regency Style

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic History | Research Duration month Teacher Marin McGinnis

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Difficult Discussions: Ways to Approach Diversity on the Page

Writers have the capacity to create the type of world we want to live in.  Sometimes, this requires a bravery and vulnerability that feels incredibly uncomfortable.  How can an author […]

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