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Deep Editing: The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More

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Writer U presents:

Title: Deep Editing: The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More

Instructor: Margie Lawson, M.S.

When: May 1 - 30, 2008

Cost: $30 per class, payable by check or PayPal.

For more info or to register go to:


DEEP EDITING is for the writer who wants to psychologically impact the

unconscious of the reader. For the writer who wants to learn fresh editing

techniques. For the writer who wants to edit for power. Participants will:

* Learn the EDITS System and take it deeper. See the interplay of patterns

on the page and analyze what's needed to strengthen their scene. This is

not a broad-brush approach, its a roll up your sleeves and get to work

making a difference with your manuscript.

If you were introduced to Margie's EDITS System in her Empowering

Characters' Emotions course, you'll learn how to expand the EDITS System in


* Learn 25 rhetorical devices and practice using them in your work. From

anaphora to epsitrophe, amplification to epizeuxis - learn how and when to

use these techniques. Examples of rhetorical devices from best selling

authors will motivate writers to follow their lead.

* Develop skills by using worksheets provided in each lecture. The

worksheets also serve as a handy reference for learning the rhetorical


* Learn Deep Editing tips including Margie's Five Q, back story management,

power lines, SAPs, throw-away words, cliché twists, back loading,

tautologies, and emotional hits.

* Develop a personal editing checklist from the Master Editing Checklist

offered in the course.

* Learn how to make a FINAL EDITING PASS and make it be your last pass.

Margie Lawson, a counseling psychologist, merges her two worlds, psychology

and writing by developing new editing techniques for writers. Formerly a

college professor teaching graduate courses in psychology, she holds a

Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. her resume includes

clinical trainer, psychologist, sex therapist, Director of an Impotence

Clinic, hypnotherapist and keynote speaker.

A frequent speaker at writing conferences, Margie also presents: 1) Deep

Editing: The EDITS System, Rhetorical Devices, and More, 2) Empowering

Characters' Emotions and 3) Defeat Self-Defeating behaviors in high-energy

one and two-day workshops to writing organizations nationally.

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