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Seminar: Empowering Characters’ Emotions with Margie Lawson

Yosemite Romance Writer’s
2015 Writer’s Seminar
February 21, 2015

How can writers ‘up’ the emotive power of their work?

By tuning in to the nuances of their characters’ nonverbal communication. By writing visceral emotion and body language to strengthen subconscious connections with the reader. By editing deep. By writing fresh. Writers work to capture the perfect balance of dialogue, visceral emotion, body language, action, setting, internalizations, and tension for each scene. The goal is to entrance the reader, lead them into your fictional world, and make them beg to stay. Writing . . . you’ve got to love the challenge.”

Margie Lawson

Ramada Inn
324 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA

9:00am to 4:00pm


Until February 20, 2015 – $79
At the Door (space permitting) – $85


Early Bird Special Until January 31, 2015 – Entered into Raffle for 30-page critique by award-winning author, “Debra Salonen.”

Sign up today since space is limited!

Tracy Brogan, award-winning and best-selling author, says:

I’ve taken several of Margie’s classes and each one has been a gem. My first was “Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors” and it was exactly what I needed to jumpstart my career and overcome the obstacles in my way. Now I’m a best-selling RITA finalist, but I still review my notes from Margie’s lessons whenever I’m about to edit a manuscript. Her online courses provide a way to learn while working around your schedule, but taking a course with her in person is as energizing as it is educational. A it’s just plain fun! She gets to the heart of an author’s voice and pulls out the best from each sentence. Margie is masterful at teaching writers how to fully engage the reader, elicit their emotions, and thrill them with a fabulous story.

About Margie

My day job hats have included:  college professor, clinical trainer, sex therapist, Director of an Impotence Clinic, hypnotherapist, and Director of an Employee Assistance Program.  I hold a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an additional two year post-masters specialization in psychiatric counseling and marriage and family therapy.