Meet Margie Lawson! 

                                 Editor and International Presenter 

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 Full Day Workshops, Conferences, 

   Retreats, Immersion Classes!


Margie teaches writers how to use her psychologically-based editing systems and deep editing techniques to create page turners. She has presented over ninety full day master classes for writers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and on cruises in the Caribbean.

Writers credit her innovative deep editing approaches for their writing success: publication, awards, and bestseller lists.  


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Online Courses for February:

1.  3D Worlds on 2D Pages 

2.  Triple Threat Behind Writing a Scene 

3.  Pinterest for Authors 

4.  30 Days to a Stronger Novel          

5.  Virtues, Vices, and Plots

6.  Diving Deep Into Developmental Edits

 Artistic Credit to Dana Summers

Online Courses for March:   

1. Taking a Book from Good to Sold

2. How to Write Dialogue with a Psychological Punch

3. Action and Fighting in Fiction: Writing Authentic Choreography with Precision and Bite         

4. Indie Insider: Smart Indie Publishing

5. Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More

6. Love Your Voice


Lecture Packets  

Don't want to wait for the class? 

Lecture Packets are available for many LWA courses through Paypal at $22 per course. 

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In the last seven years, Margie has taught over 90 Immersion Master Classes. Enrollment in these 4 1/2 day intensives is limited to eight or so per class. Make your manuscript a page-turner!

In 2016, Margie has 15 Immersion classes scheduled. Most classes are in Denver, but she's also teaching Immersion classes in Phoenix, Albuquerque, Canyon Lake, Dallas, San Diego, and Melbourne, Australia. And she's teaching a modified Immersion class on a 7 day cruise to Belize!  

Photo:  Margie and Darynda Jones, NYT Bestseller, in an Immersion class in Albuquerque.  


 Invite Margie!

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Want Margie to present to your group? Margie is available for full day and weekend master classes, conference workshops, retreats, cruises, and keynote speeches.

Photo: Margie Presenting at Emerald City Writing Conference, Seattle. 

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What are Margie Grads saying about Margie?

 Melanie Milburne, USA Today Bestseller
Before I met Margie Lawson I had written 40 books. It wasn't until I started using her deep editing techniques that I won several writing awards. I have a library of how-to books, but none trump Margie's expertise.

Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D., award-winning fiction author, and author of Writing Fiction for Dummies
"I'm a huge fan of Margie Lawson's courses, the ones she teaches in person, online, and the lecture packets she sells on her web site. Margie is a psychologist who applies what she knows about human psychology to writing fiction. I believe her material is brilliant."  READ MORE. 


Thank you for dropping by. If you have questions, please contact me.

All smiles................Margie


ession Date: Thursday, July 15, at 5 pm Eastern
Duration: 75 minutes
Presenter: James Scott Bell is the national bestselling author of several thrillers, including Try Dying, Try Darkness and Try Fear. He is also the author of three books for Writer's Digest: Plot & Structure; Revision & Self-Editing; and The Art of War for Writers.


Story structure is like a suspension bridge: if the parts aren't working together, the whole thing will collapse. But get structure right from the start, and half your work as a novelist or screenwriter is done.

What you'll learn:

  • The Three Act model and why it works
  • The Doorways of No Return that compel readers to read on
  • The importance of the opening disturbance
  • The key to making conflict work
  • Secrets for crafting a knock-out ending

How does the critique work?
The live audio is delivered over your telephone or computer speakers. The Power Point presentations and desktop or document sharing are presented over the Internet. This is like a talk-radio program with visuals on the Web. You'll be able to have a live Q&A chat with the speakers.

Who should attend?

  • Novel-length fiction writers
  • Screenwriters
  • Creative writing instructors


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