October 15, 2014

M.L. Guida's News: Fantastic Weekend at Margie Lawson's

Top right: Julie Glover, Kim Handysides (my roomie!), Margie Lawson, Jenny Hansen, me, Tiffany Lawson (The Naked Editor), and T.K. Knight

Top right: Julie Glover, Kim Handysides (my roomie!), Margie Lawson, Jenny Hansen, me, Tiffany Lawson (The Naked Editor), and T.K. Knight

I met some amazing women at Margie Lawson’s—Julie Glover, Kim Handysides, Jenny Hansen and T.K. Knight. And of course, Margie’s daughter, Tiffany, who is a great editor. We worked hard this weekend—critiquing, writing, acting.

Yes, I played one of Jenny Hansen’s character’s Woody. I loved Woody—a sexually frustrated man. Jenny is an amazing author,  and she received a phone call while we were working. She is a finalist in the Women’s Fiction Contest, Rising Star Contest! Congrats, Jen.

Margie’s husband, Tom, is an amazing cook. He cooked us wonderful meals, including poached pears. We love Tom.

And who could forget Calypso, Margie’s dachshund. She was a sweetie.

What did I learn? I learned about dialogue cues, edits, and rhetorical devices. I plan to apply these to my manuscripts, and in another year like Julie Glover (another amazing author), I will attend another Immersion Class.

I wish all of the Wanton Caterpillars great success!

 

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