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2017 Post Conference Session

Presented by: Margie Lawson

Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:00am-noon: Grapevine CD

Power Up Emotion: How, When, and Wow!

Want to turn your WIP into a page-turner? This is the workshop for you!  In this power-packed, high energy workshop, you’ll learn:  * Margie’s Four Levels of Powering Up Emotion * The Style, Structure, and Strategy of Subtext * Visceral Responses: Beyond Hammering Hearts * Psychologically Based Deep Editing Techniques * Tricks to Finesse Backstory * Top Twenty Rhetorical Devices for Fiction Writers. Guaranteed to impress.  * The EDITS System: Your scene analysis power tool.

You’ll be treated to trainloads, and brain loads, of strong examples and teaching points. You’ll load your writing toolbox with incredibly powerful tools. Tools you can use right away that will make your scenes soar.


Margie Lawson —editor and international presenter – teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners.

Margie has presented over 120 full day master classes in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, and on cruises in the Caribbean. Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches for boosting them toward contracts, awards, and bestseller lists.

To learn about Margie’s 5-day Immersion Master Classes (in 2017, in Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., San Jose, Calgary, and in Sydney, Melbourne, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, and Nine Mile Beach, Australia), her full day and weekend workshops, keynote speeches, online courses through Lawson Writer’s Academy, lecture packets, and newsletter, please visit:

What’s the Buzz?

Colleen Coble, Bestselling author : “The workshop I went to last month was the best I’ve ever been to, bar none. And I’ve been to plenty.  Margie’s workshop was so awesome, I’m going over my notes from what she taught before I start my next book.  She’s a genius, pure and simple.”



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