April 15th, 2016

Margie’s Rule #14: Make Strong Writing Stellar!

Margie Lawson

KUDOS to Fae and Laura and Orly and Jenny. WITS is THE BEST!

Ready to dive into a deep edit of a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author’s work?

Susan Donovan. Published by St. Martin’s, HQN, Amazon, Kensington, and Berkeley. Twenty-four novels and novellas, translated into dozens of languages. Two-time […]

January 15th, 2016

Margie’s Rule #13: Set Yourself Up to Win!

Margie Lawson

Cheers for Laura and Fae and Jenn and Orly. WITS Rules!

Want to be more productive every day?

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Want to act and feel like a winner and super star?

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December 7th, 2015

Margie’s Rule #12: Power Punch Your 15 Minutes!

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Margie Lawson

Surprise! Today’s blog is on wrangling time, not words. But don’t stop reading!

I added examples from an ARC of THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE, by NYT Bestseller, and Immersion-Grad, Darynda Jones.

I bet you’ll agree, the examples are super-stellar!

I promise to […]

November 20th, 2015

Margie’s Rule #11: Power Up with Rhetorical Devices

Margie Lawson

Thank you for inviting me to guest blog again this month. I love being on WITS!

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Most writers use just a few rhetorical devices. These are the most frequently used: simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and the occasional rhetorical question.

How many rhetorical devices are in your […]

November 9th, 2015

Margie’s Rule #10: Rhythm and Cadence and Beats, Oh Yes

Margie Lawson

Thank you for inviting me to be a guest blogger. I’m always honored to be a WITS guest!


Reading a book with flat-lined cadence is like watching a movie on mute.


Most writers know about the power of rhythm and cadence and beats. But most don’t use that power in […]