Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist

By Margie Lawson

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 expression, flicker-face, gestures, posture, hierarchical zones . . .
  • Body Language Clusters
  • Avoidance and deception cues
  • Vibes – beyond spidey senses and hair-raising
  • Turning Points driven by subtle body language cues
  • Body Language and Dialogue Cues for POV and Non-POV characters
  • Body Language and Dialogue Cues with Rhetorical Devices
  • Specific Emotion-driven full Kinesics Patterns for anxiety, fear, joy, sadness, lust, shock, surprise . . .

Each teaching point will be illustrated with examples from bestselling authors, their excerpts dissected and analyzed.

Bonus Lecture from a Police Detective:  Body Language in the Police and Criminal Worlds — Interrogations, Spotting Criminals, Hostage Negotiations

Margie Lawson—psychotherapist, writer, and international presenter – analyzed hundreds of hours of body language and nuances of speech delivery in her post-master’s psych specialization.  A former university professor, Margie taught psychology, communication, and group dynamics courses at the graduate and doctoral levels. Her resume includes clinical trainer, professor, sex therapist, Director of an Impotence Clinic, and Ericksonian hypnotherapist.  Margie uses her kinesics expertise in every clinical session as well as when she’s a Trauma Specialist and facilitates group sessions for Critical Incidents.

Margie is in demand as an on-line instructor and presenter.  Over two thousand writers have been introduced to Margie’s psychologically-based deep editing material by attending a full day Master Class.  In 2008, Margie presented fifteen full day Master Classes, primarily across the U.S. and in Canada.

In August, 2008, Margie was brought in as a guest speaker to present full day Master Classes in Melbourne for Romance Writers of Australia, and in Auckland, for Romance Writers of New Zealand.  She was also honored at both the Australia and New Zealand  conferences to present a Keynote speech.

For more information regarding Margie’s Master Classes, on-line courses, and Lecture Packets, visit:  www.margielawson.com.

What’s the Buzz about Margie Lawson?

“In the twenty years I’ve been writing fiction, two teachers have astounded me with their insights and taught me something radically new:  Dwight Swain and Margie Lawson.
After reading Margie’s material on nonverbal communication and empowering characters’ emotions, something clicked in my brain.  Margie taught me a new ways to empower my writing.”
Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D., award-winning author and writing instructor

“Margie’s Empowering Characters’ Emotions and Deep Editing classes not only helped me to get in touch with my characters’ visceral reactions, they also showed me ways to use my characters’ emotions to drive my plots in compelling and evocative new directions!”
CJ Lyons, bestselling author of LIFELINES and WARNING SIGNS