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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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