Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

Meet Margie Lawson!

Editor and International Presenter - Changing your Writing World

Margie Lawson left a career in psychology to focus on her true passion—helping writers make their stories, characters, and words strong. Tired of the same old writing rules and tools? Try something new.

Using a psychologically based, deep-editing approach, Margie teaches writers how to bring emotion to the page. Emotion equals power. And power not only grabs readers, it holds onto them until the end. Many Margie grads have gone on to win awards, find agents, sign with publishers, and hit bestseller lists.

As an international presenter, Margie has taught over 150 full day master classes in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France, as well as multi-day intensives on cruise ships in the Caribbean. Pre-COVID, she taught 5-day Immersion Master Classes across the U.S. and Canada and in seven cities in Australia too.

COVID Update: Immersion Master Classes are now virtual, taught through Zoom. Virtual Immersion classes are limited to six writers. They're two days long with two big topics--and as always, writers get one on one deep editing with Margie.

She also founded Lawson Writer's Academy, where you’ll find over 30 instructors teaching online courses through her website. To learn more, sign up for Margie’s newsletter.

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Never taken Margie's classes?

Don't know where to start?

Read my first three lecture packets in this order:

  1. Empowering Characters’ Emotions
  2. Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More
  3. Writing Body Language and Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist

Lecture packets are available 24/7.

Immersion Master Classes

Margie Lawson's Immersion Master Classes will help you transform your manuscript into a page-turner!

In the last eight years I've taught over 140 Immersion Master Classes.

Enrollment is limited to seven or eight per class.

Some classes are held in my home west of Denver, Colorado. But I also teach Immersion classes in other cities. And countries.

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Margie is available for full day and weekend master classes, conferences, workshops, retreats, cruises, and keynotes.
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Susan Gee Heino

Susan Gee Heino

"Margie Lawson's workshop, Empowering Characters' Emotions, was just what I needed to infuse extra oomph into my WIP. It's amazing what a handful of highlighters and some out-of-the-box thinking can… Read more "Susan Gee Heino"

Susan Gee Heino
"Mistaken By Moonlight" -- 2008 Golden Heart finalist, Regency Historical Category

Katie McGarry

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"Margie Lawson's classes helped take my writing to the next level to become published."

Katie McGarry
Rita Finalist and award-winning author of Pushing the Limits and Dare You To.

Diana Cosby

Diana Cosby

"Margie Lawson's EDITS System -- Powerful tools to ramp up your story from luke warm to a blistering hot NYT Bestseller!"

Diana Cosby
award-winning author of His Captive and His Woman, The MacGruder Brothers Series

Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D.

Randy Ingermanson

Writing Fiction for Dummies"In the twenty years I've been writing fiction, two teachers have astounded me with their insights and taught me… Read more "Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D."

Randy Ingermanson, Ph. D.
award-winning fiction author, and author of WRITING FICTION FOR DUMMIES

Margaret Crowley

"I booked Margie to give her Empowering Characters' Emotions Workshop for Central Ohio Fiction Writers. Because her techniques apply to all genres, it was easy to attract writers from outside… Read more "Margaret Crowley"

Margaret Crowley
COFW, RWA - Workshop Coordinator

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