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Tag Archives: Lawson Writer’s Academy
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
Crossing the Psychological Barrier: There’s More to Writing than Meets the Fist
The winner of Tiffany’s drawing last month is Patrick as determined by Random.org. Congratulations, Tiffany is waiting for you to contact her with your information. By Tiffany Lawson Inman Action is reaction. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I’ve hammered in … Continue reading
Posted in Craft Tagged Lawson Writer's Academy, Tiffany Inman, Writers in the Storm, writing 15 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
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
Dialogue is King
By Tiffany Lawson Inman In theatre, dialogue is king. It is the lifeline of the story. Character’s lines bouncing back and forth between each other. Confiding, conspiring, commiserating, coercing, or caring. Dialogue works to create emotion, conflict, show character, and … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft, Miscellaneous, Tiffany Lawson Inman Tagged 77 Secrets to writing YA Fiction that sells, action, backstory, Characters, conflict, Darkness My Old Friend, dialogue, Directing Diolgue, Fighting in Fiction, From Madness to Method, Lawson Writer's Academy, Lisa Unger, Naked Editor, scenes, subtext, theatre techniques, Tiffany Lawson Inman, voice, Writers in the Storm 31 Comments
Don’t Let Thrillers Hog The Freezer!
We’re so excited to have with us today at WITS: Tiffany Lawson Inman -Naked Editor! She’s not only Margie Lawson’s pride and joy, she’s an amazing editor who can help take your writing from good to great! Here’s Tiffany: Why is … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Tiffany Lawson Inman Tagged Character development, Darkness My Old Friend, editing, Elliot Perlman, Friends, Henning Mankell, Lawson Writer's Academy, Lisa Unger, little women, Margie Lawson, Naked Editor, page turner, plot, Stieg Larson, Tana French, the shining, thriller, Tiffany Lawson Inman, writing, Writing Craft 41 Comments
10 Not Absurd Lessons from Margie Lawson (and Her Peeps!)
By Jenny Hansen Last Friday Margie Lawson did a guest blog at Writers In The Storm. If you missed it, please take a moment to catch up by clicking here. As usual, Margie’s advice was spot-on and amazing. However, what … Continue reading
Posted in Craft, Inspiration, Margie Lawson Tagged Anita K. Greene, controlling premise, Dialogue Cues, don't give up, EDITS system, Empowering Characters’ Emotions, Fae Rowen, Harlan Coben, humor, Jenny Hansen, Kristina McMorris, Laura Drake, Lawson Writer's Academy, Lisa Unger, Lorrie Thomson, Louisa Cornell, Margie Barbie, Margie Lawson, Mindy Blanchard, Rose McCauley, Sherry Isaac, Thea Hutcheson, Working Yellow, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing body language, writing lessons, Yammering Yellow 3 Comments
10 Not Absurd Tips for Writing Fiction – by Margie Lawson
I’m very excited to have my mentor, Margie Lawson guest blogging with us today. Fae Rowen and I attended her amazing Masters Immersion Class this year, and are editing feverishly! Here’s Margie: A HUGE THANK YOU to Laura Drake and … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging Guests, Craft Tagged 10 tips, Barbara Kingsolver, Craft, emowering charatcher emotions, Fae Rowen, Francine Prose, Harlan Coben, Laura Drake, Lawson Writer's Academy, Margie Lawson, Margie Lawson's Deep Edits, Margie Lawson's Lecture Packets, Master Immersion Class, Writer's Academy, Writers in the Storm, writing, Writing body language, Writing Craft 110 Comments