Do you want to add a psychological punch to your writing and editing?

Are you interested in capturing the full range of body language on the page?

Is your goal to turn your work into a page-turner by powering up emotion and hooking the reader viscerally?

Well, get ready because editing guru Margie Lawson is going to show you how to empower characters’ emotions during Washington Romance Writers’ workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service CenterPre-registration is required and will open on October 29.

In this power-packed, high-energy seminar, you’ll learn:

• The EDITS System
• Four Levels of Powering Up Emotion
• Emotional Authenticity
• Backstory Management
• Nonverbal Communication: Kinesics, Haptics, Proxemics, Facial Expressions and Paralanguage Cues
• Visceral Responses
• Motivation Reaction Units
• Ideomotoric shifts
• Backloading
• In-trance-ing the Reader
• Writing FRESH
• Projecting Emotion for a Non-POV Character

Margie Lawson’s resume includes college professor, clinical trainer, sex therapist, Director of an Impotence Clinic, hypnotherapist, and keynote speaker. She merges her two worlds, psychology and writing, by analyzing writing craft as well as the psyche of the writer. Her deep editing tools are used by all writers, from newbies to New York Times bestsellers. She teaches writers how to edit for psychological power, how to hook the reader viscerally, and how to create a page-turner.