May 29th, 2014

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 Any Word for Granted.]

Margie’s Rule #2: Write the Hard Stuff: Facial […]

March 19th, 2014

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 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 a few times the simple fact that action and […]

February 10th, 2014

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 character’s heart races, the reader clutches their chest.

Best writing carries specificity […]

January 31st, 2014

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 need to know a few critical points that happened before your story opened. Those points […]

August 7th, 2013

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 experience emotion. Duh.

What happens if the writer keeps the POV character in their head, […]