Margie Lawson

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It's All About Character, Using Character Themed Words

This course will teach writers how to find and use character-themed words specific to their heroes, heroines, and even villains. Every word in your novel should serve two purposes: to […]

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Publishing Gold: Self-publishing and self-marketing for do-it-yourselfers

This four week session is a fast-paced, in-depth look into the day-to-day work of indie publishing. Wondering if indie publishing is for you? Feeling overwhelmed in the process and lost […]

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Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors

Allow Writing Productivity and Creativity to Soar Need to gain control of your writing life? The time is now. The change is you. BONUS! BONUS! BONUS! You'll get a 40 […]

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Getting Serious about Writing a Series

Learn the musts of writing a series! In this course, you will design your series bible, create the eleven items it must include (listed below), and learn series-writing tips from […]

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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 […]

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From Blah to Beats: Giving Your Chapters a Pulse

You know the theory, read the books, have taken the classes, but still get critique groups/partners, agents, or editors saying: “Something’s off.” “The chapter doesn’t work.” “The scenes don’t come […]

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Creative Writing Weapons

Course description coming soon... Teacher Schedule Reviews Submit a Review Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic Craft Duration month Teacher Koreen Myers

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Write Better Faster

Do you want to write faster?  Are you stuck or stalled in your process?  Are you frustrated with a lack of productivity? This is the class for you. Everyone wants […]

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Crazy Easy Awesome-Author Websites

What if you could have a website that would meet your needs whether you're a beginner or a NYT best selling author?  What if it could be affordable and easy to maintain?  What if you […]

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Ta Da! How to put Funny on the Page

Slam your elbow on a table top and you’ll get up close and strip-down, naked personal with the location of your funny bone. Unfortunately, you’ll also discover there’s nothing funny […]

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The Sizzling, Scintillating Synopsis

You’re in need of a synopsis. I can hear the moans and groans echo through cyberspace. But do not fear. This class is here to help you . . . […]

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Navigating the Tightrope between Historical Fact and Historical Fiction

There are so many questions when you begin (or get in the middle of!) writing historical fiction. What should I research? When should I research? How much research should I […]

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Story Structure Safari

Beautiful words and exciting scenes aren't enough to propel the reader through a novel. Stories need a plan, a focus, a solid structure from beginning to end. In this 30-day […]

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Create Compelling Characters

Depending on who you ask, there are 2, 4, 7, 9 or 13 different plots for a writer to use. Regardless of who you believe, with a finite number of […]

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How to Write a Novel in Evernote

Can you write on a train? On a beach? On a plane? Paper notes get lost too easily. Hard drives crash. Modern writing software is the answer, but software can […]

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Revision Bootcamp

Revision Boot Camp or Revision Retreat: You Decide You’ve got that first draft done or almost done. Or maybe you’re on your 2nd, 3rd, or LAST revision and you’re working […]

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Submissions that Sell

Your writing is amazing. You’ve edited your manuscript until the reflection alone will blind. Congratulations! But without an equally shiny submission, those agents/editors will never know about you, and that […]

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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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