2015 Lone Star Conference

“The Power of Subtext: Body Language, Dialogue Cues, and Visceral Responses” Master Class with Margie Lawson

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Presenter: Margie Lawson
Topic: Master Class:
“The Power of Subtext: Body Language, Dialogue Cues, and Visceral Responses”
Editors: Diana Carlile, Senior Editor, The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Laura Garland, Senior Editor, Decadent Publishing
Agent: Linda Scalissi, 3 Seas Literary Agency
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
15747 JFK Boulevard, Houston TX 77032
Phone: 281-848-4000The hotel does offer shuttle service from the airport. Booking information will be sent with Conference Welcome Email once registration is complete.
Date & Time: October 3, 2015; 9 am to 5 pm
(registration and breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.)
Cost: $130 for members
$140 for non-members

Master Class: “The Power of Subtext: Body Language, Dialogue Cues, and Visceral Responses”

Margie Lawson

Margie Lawson
Want to hook the reader viscerally?
Want to write fresh body language and dialogue cues?
Want to make your WIP a page-turner?
This is the Master Class for you!

Visceral responses can be more than roiling stomachs and pounding hearts.

Dialogue cues can be more than predictable, carry-no-power, pin-the-cliched-tag-on-the-dialogue.

Body language can be more than cookie-cutter expressions. More than one-descriptor smiles. More than over-used phrases that many readers skim.

This power-packed workshop will teach writers how to how to add psychological power to body language, dialogue cues, and visceral responses. We’ll cover:

  • Body Language: Lips and mouth, eyes, full face, flicker-face, gestures, proxemics
  • Margie’s six categories of dialogue cues
  • Baby and papa visceral responses
  • Four levels of powering up emotion
  • Over-writing and under-writing
  • Hyphenated-run-ons
  • Top ten rhetorical devices for adding power to subtext
  • Using faces, voices, and visceral responses as stimuli and showing the reaction

All teaching points will be supported with multiple examples from a variety of genres.

Participants are requested to bring five chapters (or more), printed, double-spaced, in a binder. They’ll have opportunities to review their chapters and rewrite or add the right amount of subtext in the right places.

More about the presenter:
Margie Lawson–psychotherapist, editor, and international presenter – teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners.

Margie has presented over ninety full day master classes in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches with taking their writing to publication, awards, and bestseller lists.

To learn about Lawson Writer’s Academy, Margie’s 4-day Immersion Master Classes (in Denver, Dallas, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Boston, and Washington D.C.), her full day and weekend Master Class presentations, keynote speeches, on-line courses, Lecture Packets, and newsletter, please visit www.margielawson.com.

Taking pitches:

Diana Carlile, Senior Editor, has been with The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (TWRP) since before the website went live. She is the Senior Editor of Scarlet Rose, the erotica/erotic romance line for TWRP. She also runs production for the Wilder Roses and unleashes her artistic side by designing covers. She and her fellow Scarlet Rose editors keep the naughty corner of the garden fun, but when she’s not wielding her whip, she’s chauffeuring her daughter, catching up on the latest episodes of her favorite TV series, or working out at the gym with her husband. http://thewildrosepress.com

Laura Garland, Senior Editor, Decadent Publishing — Laura Garland has lived on both the east and west coasts and currently resides in Huntsville, aka “Rocket City”, with her husband of over twenty-five years, three cats, and three rambunctious boys who keep her hopping. For more than five years, she’s been an editor at Decadent Publishing, LLC.As a senior editor, she helps smooth the process to publication. She also handles the Black Hills Wolves series as managing editor. She started in the industry as a content and line editor and still loves working with authors on a one-on-one basis to help their stories shine. As every author’s voice is unique, she enjoys the publishing world – because there’s nothing quite like a great story.Connect with Laura:
Facebook Fan Page
Goodreads Page
Twitter: @LJ_Garland1
Linda Scalissi, Agent, 3 Seas Literary Agency — is excited to join 3 Seas as their newest agent. Not only has reading been a lifetime passion, but she has a strong background in professional proofreading, editing and sales. She’s looking forward to receiving submissions and building strong, long-term relationships with her clients. Linda is interested in representing authors of women’s fiction, thrillers, young adult, mysteries and romance. She’s thrilled to be a part of the publishing industry as it will allow her the opportunity to read to her heart’s content – guilt free! She resides with her husband, two dogs and four rescue goldfish. http://threeseasagency.com
The 2015 Lone Star Writer’s Conference is limited to 120 registrants.

More Conference Highlights

  • Meet and Greet Friday night from 6-8pm at hotel. (Note: This will be a cash bar event.)
  • One lucky door prize winner will join the board and our Guests for dinner Saturday night after the conference.
  • The Lone Star Writing Contest winners will be announced following the luncheon. See the list of winners here.
  • There will be a silent auction and Raffle Baskets. A portion of Auction/Raffle Basket proceeds donated to support literacy.