Meet Margie Lawson! 

                                 Editor and International Presenter 

Hawaii Paradise Isle Margie on Rocks laughing 

 Full Day Workshops, Conferences, Retreats,

 Academies, Cruises, 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.  

Cruise Bare Feet over Water

Margie's Teaching for Cruising Writers!

Two Opportunities:  

A 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise -- to Honduras and Belize!

October 23-30, 2016

Margie teaches on the sea days.

If you're an Immersion-grad, you'll learn Advanced Deep Editing.


France Les Carrasses Grounds


A 7-day Land Retreat:   Southern France Wine Chateau

April 19-26, 2017 

Pitch to Louise Fury, Bent Agency, NYC  

Workshops by Margie Lawson (Deep Editing), Louise Fury (Bent Agency), Shelly Adina (Bestselling Author), Camille Mofidi (Kobo Writing Life), Athina Papa (Literary Translator)

If you're an Immersion-grad, you'll learn Advanced Deep Editing.


Lawson Writer's Academy

Online Classes for September


1. Story Structure Safari, Instructor: Lisa Miller

2. Developmental Edits, Instructor: Rhay Christou

3. Revision Boot Camp, Instructor: Suzanne Purvis

4. 30 Days to a Stronger Novel, Instructor: Lisa Wells

5. “No One Gets Me!” – Writing Believable YA Characters, Instructor: Julie Glover

6. Five-Week First Draft,Sept. 26 to Oct. 31st — Instructor: Koreen Myers         

Artistic Credit to Dana Summers


Never taken one of Margie's classes?

Don't know where to start?

Take my BIG THREE courses or lecture packets first, in this order:


1. Empowering Characters’ Emotions

2. Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More

3. Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist


 I teach the BIG THREE courses once a year. That’s why I offer the lecture packets. They're available 24/7.

I also teach three other online courses:  

1. Visceral Rules:  Beyond Hammering Hearts.......October 1 - 31

2. Fab 30: Advanced Deep Editing, A Master Class.......a 3-month class, November 1 - January 31

Fab 30 has the same three prerequisite courses or lecture packets as my Immersion Master Class, the BIG THREE.  

3. A Deep Editing Guide to Make Your Openings Pop!....... July 1 - 30


Lecture Packets  

Don't want to wait for the class? Lecture Packets are available for some of the LWA courses. We'll be adding more in May. Lecture Packets consist of all the lectures for that course.

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



In the last seven years, I've taught over 100 Immersion Master Classes. Enrollment in these 4 1/2 day intensives is limited to eight per class. Make your manuscript a page-turner!

In 2016, I'm teaching 20 Immersion classes. Most classes are in Denver, but I'm also teaching Immersion classes in Phoenix, Arizona: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Canyon Lake, Texas; Paulsbo, Washington; Dallas, Texas; Washington D.C.; and in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia.

2016 June Lori Christie Imm EDITS Hightlighting Lori Christie Susan

Plus, I'm teaching a modified Immersion class on a 7 day cruise to Belize in October. Lots of fun times ahead!

                        Lori Wilde, Christie Craig, and Susan Muller in Immersion class at my home, west of Denver.

 For details on Immersion Master Classes: Immersion page. 


Invite Margie!

Margie Presenting Dialogue Cues RWA 2014







Want Margie to present to your group?

Margie is available for full day and weekend master classes, conference workshops, retreats, cruises, and keynotes.


Photo: Writers learning about Dialogue Cues at RWA National!


What are Margie Grads saying about Margie? 

2016 Daryndas Imm Margie and Susan Donovan close up


Susan Donovan, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

I’ve been a professional writer all my life — ten years as newspaper journalist and sixteen years as a novelist — and Margie’s Immersion class blew me away.


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Melanie Milburne, USA Today Bestseller
Before I met Margie Lawson I had published 40 books. It wasn't until 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 website. Margie is a psychologist who applies what she knows about human psychology to writing fiction. I believe her material is brilliant. 



 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

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