Georgia Romance Writers, a chapter of ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA®, is made up of approximately 200 serious, professional writers, nearly one-third of whom are multi-published in book length fiction.

A non-profit organization, we are dedicated to bringing quality women’s fiction to the market. Our mission is to promote high quality romance writing; to disseminate information regarding all aspects of the romance genre; and to give support and encouragement to members.

GRW was founded in 1982, held its first regional conference the same year, and has grown steadily ever since. But the heart and soul of GRW are its members who reach out to every writer who is dedicated to his or her craft.

This is the professional textbook description of GRW, but those who know it best will tell you that GRW is a “happening place” where the diligent succeed and that success is revered and celebrated by all.

We are friends and we care.

Come join us and share in that joy.

April 26 All-Day Workshop with Margie Lawson

April 26, 2014

9am – 4:30pm

Deep Editing Power and Writing Body Language Like a Psychologist

Margie LawsonMargie Lawson—psychotherapist, editor, and international presenter–developed psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques used by new writers to multi-award winning authors. In the last nine years Margie presented over eighty full day Master Classes to writers across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Writers credit her innovative deep editing techniques with taking their writing several levels higher—to publication, awards, and bestseller lists. In this power-packed, high energy master class, Margie will address the following topics:

Part 1: Deep Editing Techniques

We’ll dig deep into these deep editing techniques: emotional hits, power words, linear loading, back-loading, objective constructs, scene-, character-, and emotion-themed words, back story management, Four Levels of Powering Up Emotion, and rhythm and cadence and beats.

Part 2: Top 15 Rhetorical Devices for Fiction Writers
Learn 15 rhetorical devices—and why, how, and when to use them to add the most power to your scenes. Learn which rhetorical devices compress time and expand time. Learn how to use some rhetorical devices to slip multiple hits of back story into one eloquent sentence. Learn which rhetorical devices are frequently used by some NYT bestselling authors to empower their openings and turning points.

Part 3: Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist

  • Body Language: We’ll cover body and lips and mouth, eyes, full face, flicker-face emotion, and deception flags
  • Dialogue Cues: Learn Margie’s six categories of dialogue cues (not just dialogue tags) that cue the reader how to interpret the subtext of dialogue.
  • Learn how to add psychological power to body language and dialogue cues by avoiding clichés and writing fresh, amplifying, writing hyphenated-run-ons, and using the body language or dialogue cue as a stimulus and including the response.

$50.00 GRW Members

$60.00 Non-GRW Members

Payment is due in advance. Payment deadline: April 21, 2014

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Meeting location:

Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd,
Norcross, GA 30092

Regular Meeting Schedule:

9:00-9:30 Breakfast and Networking
9:30-10:00 Quickie Seminar
10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker
11:00-12:00 Book signing/Business Meeting