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Category Archives: Margie Lawson
Margie’s Rule # 2: Write the Hard Stuff — Facial Expressions
by Margie Lawson, @MargieLawson If you watch NCIS, you know Jethro Gibbs, aka Mark Harmon, has rules. Fifty-plus rules. My next fifteen (or fifty) blogs will feature a different Margie-Rule for writers. [Click here for Margie’s Rule #1: Never Take … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged deleting cliches, Lawson Writer's Academy, write fresh, Writers in the Storm, writing 73 Comments
Get Fresh! Write the BEST Body Language with Margie Lawson
By Margie Lawson Big hugs to Laura Drake for inviting me to post at WITS today. I love teaching writers how to create their best, best, best writing. Writing that draws the reader in so deep, that when the POV … Continue reading
Write Fab Back Story: Not BS!
By Margie Lawson A huge THANK YOU to the amazing Laura Drake for inviting me to be her guest today! Don’t put BS on your pages! Write back story that is fresh and compelling. Readers need some back story. They … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged Back Story, Lawson Writer's Academy, Margie Lawson, Writers in the Storm, writing 160 Comments
Becoming a Visceral Warrior!
By Margie Lawson and Tiffany Lawson Inman A big lovey Thank You to Laura Drake for inviting us back to WITS. Surprise! It’s a mother-daughter duo blog! What happens to characters when they are in a high emotion scene? They … Continue reading
What’s the Visual? Adding Power To Your Writing.
Margie Lawson is back with another can’t miss blog! AND, a giveaway. Read on! Writers know SHOW DON’T TELL, but some know it cognitively. It’s rote. They know SHOW DON’T TELL the same way they know i before e except … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged Craft, Margie Lawson, show don't tell, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft 128 Comments
Stellar Writing Sells!
It’s been awhile but, sparing precious time away from her new granddaughter, Margie Lawson is back with us at Writers in the Storm. Laura Drake and Fae Rowen can testify to Margie’s talents as a writing teacher. Here’s another great … Continue reading
Put Your Reader in Your POV Character’s Skin ~ by Margie Lawson
This will be the only post here at Writers in the Storm until next Monday. We’re leaving for the RWA 2012 Conference in Anaheim tomorrow. BUT we’ll be tweeting and Facebooking during the conference so those of you who aren’t able … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged Lawson Writer's Academy, Margie Lawson, POV, RWA 2012 conference, Writers in the Storm, writing 10 Comments
Smart Writers Expand Time – From Margie Lawson!
By Margie Lawson A BIG THANK YOU to Mega-Talented Laura Drake for inviting me to be her guest blogger today! Writers are all powerful. Well, in their fictional worlds they are all powerful. Two of the 74,386 story dynamics that … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged Alex Ratcliff, alliteration, asyndeton, backloading, Body language, Bronwen Jones, bull riding, cadence, dialgue cues, diane wied, expanding time, grand central, Joan Swan, Kimberle Swaak, Laura Drake, lisa norman, Margie Lawson, Margie Lawson's Writer's Academy, mario Acevedo, Masters Immersion class, nonverbal clues, onomatopoeia, PBR, polysyndeton, rhetorical devices, simile, specificity, Superromance, visceral responses, Writers in the Storm 53 Comments
10 Favorite Writing Lessons from Margie Lawson (and her Peeps!)
Several months back, Margie Lawson did a guest blog here at Writers In The Storm called 10 Not Absurd Tips for Fiction Writing. If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to take a moment to catch up. She gave 10 … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Margie Lawson Tagged editing, Jenny Hansen, Margie Lawson, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing Craft, writing tips 13 Comments