Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Workshop: Margie Lawson's Empowering Character's Emotions

March 2-27, 2009

A PASIC Exclusive: Margie Lawson's Empowering Characters' Emotions! This is the only time she will be teaching this four week workshop in 2009!


Cost: $30.00 non-PASIC members, $20.00 PASIC members payable by PayPal

Deadline to Register: February 26, 2009
For more information go to

By Margie Lawson

Want to learn how to hook the reader viscerally?

Want to learn the four levels of powering up emotion?

Want to learn how to write the full range of body language?

Want to think like a psychologist on the page? If so, this is the on-line course for

Margie Lawson developed innovative psychologically-anchored editing systems and techniques that teach writers how to add emotional power to create page turners.
She loads her on-line courses with fresh content. Provides writers with information they need. Information unavailable anywhere else.

The lectures for Empowering Characters’ Emotions total over 280 pages. Each lecture consists of sections where Margie addresses a deep editing point and shares how, when, where, and why to use it. She provides passages from authors, debut to multi-award-winning, to show how they added power.

Margie analyzes passages, dissects them, and shows writers what the author did that made that passage stellar. Using her deep editing techniques, she teaches writers how to create their own passages that are stellar.

Margie’s deep editing techniques keep a writer’s voice and style intact. She teaches writers how to take what they have and make it better. How to edit what’s on the page, and see what’s missing. How to make their writing soar.

Writers who take Margie’s on-line courses have an opportunity for a powerful learning experience. Whether lurking or actively participating, they learn new concepts they can apply to their Work In Progress.

In this power-packed course, Margie covers the following topics and more:
• The EDITS System
• Emotional Authenticity
• Backstory Management
• Emotional Hits
• The Four Levels of Powering Up Emotion
• Nonverbal Communication: Facial expressions, Vocal cues, Posture, Gestures, Spatial Relations
• Involuntary Visceral Responses
• Motivation Reaction Units
• Cliché-busting
• Love Signals
• Using Nonverbals to Deepen Characterization
• Carrying a Nonverbal Image Forward
• Subtext Power
• Rhythm and Cadence and Beats
• Ideomotoric shifts
• Backloading
• White Space and Creative Paragraphing
• Writing FRESH
• Projecting Emotion for a Non-POV character
• Gender Differences in Nonverbal Communication
All writers can add power to their writing with these psychologically-based techniques. Add these deep editing tools to your writing toolbox, and take your writing to a higher level.

About the Presenter:
Margie Lawson—psychotherapist, writer, and international presenter – applied her psychological expertise to dissect over a thousand novels and analyze how authors write page-turners. A former university professor, Margie taught psychology and communication courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Her resume includes clinical trainer, professor, sex therapist, Director of an Impotence Clinic, hypnotherapist, and keynote speaker. In the last four years, Margie presented full day Master Classes forty-two times. Most of her full day Master Classes sold out. 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.

Margie lives at the top of a mountain west of Boulder, Colorado. For more information about her full day Master Classes, on-line courses, or Lecture Packets, please visit her website,

NOTE: This is the only time Margie Lawson will be teaching this four week EMPOWERING CHARACTERS' EMOTIONS online workshop in 2009!

Register early, space is limited!

Deadline to Register: February 26, 2009
For more information go to

PS: Kim has taken this class and highly recommends it!

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